Facebook board member's account hacked

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London, May 11 (ANI): Jim Breyer, who is a Facebook board member and investor, was a victim of a hack attack.

According to reports, his account was hacked into, and several messages were then sent to his 2,301 contacts. The messages read: Would you like a Facebook phone number?' with a link to 'see more details and RSVP'.

"This was a phishing scam Jim's account appears to have been compromised. The issue has since been resolved and we're actively trying to block this activity," The Telegraph quoted Larry Yu, a Facebook spokesperson, as saying.

According to BusinessInsider, the attack couldn't have come at a worse time what with Facebook under the microscope for its privacy policies.

Last month Zuckerberg announced Facebook's plan to replace its Facebook Connect platform with a new set of social plugins which will extend Facebook's influence and presence on the web, allowing its service to be more deeply embedded into third party websites.

The new service launched at the company's annual F8 developer conference in San Francisco with 30 partners including several UK brands such as LoveFilm and Sky.

Facebook users will be able to click a 'Like' button on stories, photos, music or videos they want to share with friends, via the site. The 'Like' will then be kept by Facebook and can then be released back to the third party's website, for them to use and tailor a more personalised online experience for that individual and their friends. Facebook estimates that it will serve one billion 'Likes' buttons by the end of its first day.

Zuckerberg said the changes were intended to put Facebook's users and their friends at the "centre of the web". (ANI)

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