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Facebook Blames Bug For Zuckerberg Fan Page 'Hacking'

Facebook has blamed a bug for the apparent hacking of company co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg's fan page on Tuesday.

BBC News reports Facebook has said the bug was behind the posting of a cryptic message on Zuckerberg's page.

“A bug enabled status postings by unauthorised people on a handful of pages, The bug has been fixed," Facebook said in a statement.

The post had called for the world's largest social networking platform to become a social business.

It read: “Let the hacking begin: If Facebook needs money, instead of going to the banks, why doesn't Facebook let its users invest in Facebook in a social way? Why not transform Facebook into a 'social business' the way Nobel Price winner Muhammad Yunus described it?"

The message also linked to a Wikipedia page concerning social business.

"What do you think? #hackercup2011,” it added.

As soon as the comment was posted, around 1800 people had 'Liked' it and more than 400 had commented on it. The company has now removed the page in question, but not before Tech Crunch got a screenshot of it.

"It was a handful of public Facebook pages and no personal user accounts were affected,” said Facebook.