Former Secretary Of State Colin Powell Has Facebook Account Hacked

The Facebook account of Colin Powell, former US Secretary of State, has been hacked and photos stolen from Bush family email accounts were published.

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The hacker, identified as ‘Guccifer’, also posted messages such as the following –

  • “YOU WILL BURN IN HELL,BUSH”
  • “Kill the illuminati! Tomorrow’s world will be a world free of illuminati or will be no more!”
  • “PUT A CURSE ON THE FINGER WHICH YOU USE TO DELETE THESE POSTS!!!”

After a few hours Powell regained control of his account and said,

“Dear Friends, as most of you realize, my fb page has obviously been hacked. I’m sorry you have to see all the stupid, obscene posts that are popping up. Please ignore as we are working with fb to take care of this problem. I appreciate your patience.”

and then later all was back to normal –

“Dear Friends, I’m happy to report that the hacking problem has been fixed. We have been working with fb this morning and they took immediate action to remedy the situation.”

Powell is the latest in a string of high profile hacks, breaches and leaks this year that have taken in the likes of the Vice President, Burger King and Apple.

photo: boboroshi

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