French President Nicolas Sarkozy and U.S. Congresswoman Donna Lichtenegger of Missouri say their Facebook pages were recently compromised.
Sarkozy said his Facebook page got hacked with a status update saying that he won’t seek re-election in 2012. He told his fans he was hacked Monday, “perhaps to remind me that no system is infallible,” according to The Associated Press. He hasn’t formally announced whether he’ll run again or not.
For Lichtenegger, the hacker allegedly posted an embarrassing status updates on her page last Thursday, saying (spelling and punctuation intact), “I love lobbyist! All the free food and stuff you get. This job is awesome!” according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Lichtenegger was flying home to Missouri from the capitol at the time her page was hacked, and by the time she landed and logged on she found some state political blogs had already picked up the story.
She vehemently denies that she posted the update and said she plans to have the incident investigated. “I am not a happy camper. It’s just not the right thing to do,” she told the newspaper.
One thing the hacks have in common is terrible spelling. Sarkozy made fun of his hacker’s complete omission of French accent marks. And Lichtenegger’s hacker didn’t know to use the plural version of the word “lobbyist.”
What would you do if your Facebook page or profile got hacked?