Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg accused of hacking into 'rivals and journalists' email

Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook has been accused of hacking into the email accounts of rivals and journalists in a series of articles run by BusinessInsider.com. As part of a two-year investigation detailing the founding of Facebook, the magazine uncovered what it claimed was evidence of the hackings in 2004. In the first instance, it […]

Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook has been accused of hacking into the email accounts of rivals and journalists in a series of articles run by BusinessInsider.com. As part of a two-year investigation detailing the founding of Facebook, the magazine uncovered what it claimed was evidence of the hackings in 2004. In the first instance, it said that, when Zuckerberg discovered that Harvard's student newspaper The Crimson was planning on running an article on him in 2004, he used reporters' Facebook logins to hack into their accounts. In the second instance, the magazine claimed Zuckerberg hacked into the accounts of rivals at Harvard who accused him of stealing their idea for a social network. He then allegedly tried to sabotage the rival network they had set up. The newspaper was investigating allegations by other Harvard students that Zuckerberg had stolen their social networking idea - allegations that are now well-documented and became the subject of a $65million legal suit.

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