Monday, May 10, 2010

peHUB » Facebook Loses Face: Board Member’s Account is Breached

Oops – via Louis Gray 

Sunday morning, some of the 2,301 Facebook friends of venture capitalist and Facebook board member Jim Breyer received a message from him, through Facebook. “Would You Like a Facebook Phone Number?” it asked, presenting a link to “see more details and RSVP.”

While no one would be surprised by a service that allowed users to call friends from their Facebook accounts, the message was a hack. “This was a phishing scam and Jim’s account appears to have been compromised,” says Larry Yu, a Facebook spokesman, late yesterday. “The issue has since been resolved and we’re actively trying to block this activity.”

Breyer, a partner at Accel Partners, didn’t respond to questions relating to the message.

peHUB » Facebook Loses Face: Board Member’s Account is Breached

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