Even Facebook board members are not immune to phishing attacks. On Saturday,
Jim Breyer of Accel Partners became the latest victim when his account was used
to send a spam message to more than 2,300 friends.
The message in question (see below) came in the form of an event invitation
reading, “Would You Like a Facebook Phone Number?” and included an RSVP link.
The phishing scam prompted individuals who clicked on the faulty link to
enter their login credentials, which then caused their accounts to be hacked in
the same manner.
A Facebook spokesperson confirmed the hack to PEHub. “This was a phishing
scam and Jim’s account appears to have been compromised … The issue has since
been resolved and we’re actively trying to block this activity.”