Mark Zuckerberg spots friend’s Facebook account is hacked

Early on Monday I blogged about the iPhone and iPad tester scams which had been affecting many Facebook users’ accounts, posting images on their walls in an attempt to direct the unwary into the arms of the scammers.

It appears that one person who missed my blog entry was Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (that’s okay, I guess he’s busy with other stuff). His friend Erica had her account messed around with by the scammers, who posted an image of an iPhone 4 into one of her Facebook photo albums.

Zuckerberg was obviously suspicious if the photo (with link to a dodgy scam website) was legitimate or not, posting

Is this real or did your account get hacked?

as you can see in the screen capture below…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the cybersecurity industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

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