A lot of people are really angry with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg right now — and maybe a lot of it is even justified.
Chi-yuan posted on the social media platform on Thursday, promising his followers that would hack into Zuckerberg’s Facebook account and delete. He’s even set to host a livestream of the event, starting at 3:30 pm (IST) on Sunday.”Broadcasting the deletion of Facebook founder Zuck’s account,” he told his over 26,000 followers.
Earlier in September Chi-yuan shared a screenshot, supposedly of an Apple Pay loopholed he’d discovered that let him pay NT$1 for 500 iPhones, which is a little over Rs 2.5. In the past, he’s also claimed to have breached Apple and Tesla systems, and is listed in the 2016 bug bounty hall of fame for a major Japanese messaging client.
Let’s be honest though, having its CEO’s profile hacked is the last thing Facebook needs right now, which might be Chi-yuan’s intent. Whether just a way to grab attention or a protest against Facebook’s data gathering methods, his possible success could really undermine Facebook at large.
After all, who wants to give their data to a platform after it’s publicly proven they can’t even keep their most prized users safe?