Case Study: Hacking Is an Equal Opportunity Sport

Not having a strict process for managing security, whether in the social media sphere or general IT infrastructure, can have unwanted consequences. With social media, the constant pace of changes makes managing security tactics more difficult. A recent example of not following a strict process for managing controls is the hack of the Facebook Fanpage of Facebook’s own CEO Mark Zuckerberg. In January 2011, his Fanpage was hacked, as shown in Figure 2-1. Although this incident had limited impact on the company’s reputation, it shows how even the largest companies are subject to attack.

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