Profile of Facebook Board Member Jim Breyer Gets Hacked

Posted May 10, 2010

You know that Facebook is having security issues when they can’t even prevent their own staff member’s accounts from getting hacked. Facebook board member and investor Jim Breyer had his Facebook account hacked over the weekend. His account sent a message to over 2,300 of his Facebook friends asking them “would you like a Facebook phone number?” The link led to a website where users were prompted to enter their passwords. And then the hack spread more from there.

“This was a phishing scam and Jim?s account appears to have been compromised. The issue has since been resolved and we?re actively trying to block this activity,? Facebook said in a statement sent to PEHub. Breyer is a partner at Accel Partners.