Hacker Showdown: Hacker claims to live-stream deleting Zuckerberg’s Facebook Page on Sunday
A Taiwanese “white hat” hacker, Chang Chi-yuan, claims he’ll broadcast himself hacking Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook page on Sunday, according to a report from Bloomberg. Writing in a Facebook post to his 26,000 followers, Chang Chi-yuan promised to delete the Facebook founder’s account, and broadcast himself doing so on Facebook Live. Chang is a well-known hacker in Taiwan, according to Bloomberg. If Chang Chi-yuan is successful, this would not be the first time Zuckerberg’s account has been hacked.
Self-professed bug bounty-hunter is known to find software flaws in return for money, said on Facebook this week that he would live-stream an endeavor to delete the billionaire’s account at 6 p.m. local time from his own Facebook page.
Chang stated on his Facebook page on Wednesday: “Live streaming the deletion of FB founder Zuck’s account. Scheduled to be live.” The live video is scheduled for 6 p.m. local time on Sunday, which is 6AM Eastern Time.
In post on his Facebook page Friday, Chang said he’s canceling the attack on the Facebook chief executive and broadcast to avoid unnecessary trouble. “I am canceling my live feed, I have reported the bug to Facebook and I will show proof when I get bounty from Facebook,” Chang, who has more than 26,000 followers on Facebook, told Bloomberg News. “There will still be a lot of people questioning my ability even after I find many bugs and earn a copious amount of bounty, and I shouldn’t try to prove myself by toying with Zuck’s account,” he said.