Hacker threatens to delete Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook account live on stream

29 September, 2018, 02:10 | Author: Eric Barnett
  • Hacker says he'll broadcast takedown of Zuck's Facebook profile

It's unusual for a hacker to pull off such stunts, but Chang Chi-yuan is a different kind of Facebook, a so-called "white hat" hacker, an expert in hunting bugs in software, including Facebook.

Chang is a "minor celebrity" in Taiwan, Bloomberg says.

Chang's hack, assuming Facebook - which hasn't yet commented - doesn't put a stop to it is scheduled to begin on Sunday at 11am United Kingdom time.

Now, Chang has turned his attention to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, telling his 26,000 followers that he will attempt to delete the account by 6pm, GMT+8, live on stream, translating to 3am PDT / 6am EDT / 11am BST / 12pm CEST.

The live video is scheduled for 6 p.m. local time on Sunday, which is 3 a.m.in San Francisco where Facebook is headquartered.

"I am canceling my live feed, I have reported the bug to Facebook and I will show proof when I get bounty from Facebook", Chang originally said to Bloomberg about his plans to livestream the deletion of Zuckerberg's account. Similarly, the live-stream will commence at 6 am in NY, 11 am in London, 12 pm in Berlin and so on. "There will still be a lot of people questioning my ability even after I find many bugs and earn a copious amount of bounty, and I shouldn't try to prove myself by toying with Zuck's account", his post reads.

Chang has previously been named in Japanese tech firm Line Corp's hall of fame of bug hunters as a "special contributor".

Zuckerberg's account has been compromised before.

He was also reportedly sued by a local bus operator after breaching their systems to nab a ticket for just NT$1 (0.0025p).

Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook Page being the target fo hacks is not new. In 2011 a hacker broke in and wrote a status which began with the phrase "Let the hacking begin".

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