Facebook CEO's personal profile hacked
02:46 - Source: CNN

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's personal page was hacked to make a point

Palestinian researcher says security team didn't take his reports seriously

Facebook says volume of reports, language barrier hindered its response

Khalil Shreateh won't get a reward for reporting the flaw

CNN  — 

He tried to warn them.

A Palestinian researcher posted a message on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s page last week after he says the site’s security team didn’t take his warnings about a security flaw seriously.

“First, sorry for breaking your privacy and post(ing) to your wall,” wrote Khalil Shreateh. “I (have) no other choice to make after all the reports I sent to (the) Facebook team.”

Shreateh, who describes himself as an unemployed security researcher with a degree in information systems, said he found a hole in Facebook’s systems that let him post to any user’s page, including users not on his Friends list.