Ever wonder what the 27-year-old founder of Facebook does in his free time? Well, thanks to a recently exposed security flaw in the social networking giant’s website, fourteen private photos of Mark Zuckerberg were hijacked and posted for the world to see.
Zuck’s private photos (which can be seen below) include images of him preparing food with his girlfriend, playing with his dog “Beast,” holding an “apparently” dead chicken, and handing out candy to trick-or-treaters.
The flaw, which was reportedly discovered by members of a bodybuilding forum, who went on to post step-by-step instructions on how to exploit it, allowed anyone to view a limited number of another user’s most recently uploaded photos irrespective of the privacy settings for those photos.
According to Facebook, the hole came about as a result of a recent code push, and was only live for a small period of time.
“Upon discovering the bug, we immediately disabled the system, and will only return functionality once we can confirm that the bug has been fixed,” Facebook said in a statement released Tuesday.
The glitch comes just one week after the Federal Trade Commission announced a settlement with Facebook that required the social networking giant to be more transparent about its privacy policies.
While the incident is big news for privacy advocates who have been critical of Facebook, for the rest of us it’s the chance to sneak a peek at the private life of a billionaire.
Below are a few of Mark Zuckerberg’s leaked photos, the remaining can be viewed here.