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‘Harvard Crimson’ Site Is Hacked to Take Jabs at Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg

On the same day that students at Harvard University were set to graduate and hear a commencement speech by Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, someone altered the home page of The Harvard Crimson to poke fun at Mr. Zuckerberg, who famously dropped out of the university to focus on the budding social-media giant.

“Op-Ed: I did not steal Fakebook [expletive] I mean Facebook I invented it in my brain by Mick Zollywop,” read one headline in a series of images making the rounds on social media.

As of 2:56 p.m., Eastern time, the website appeared to have been restored to its normal state, though earlier attempts to visit it were unsuccessful.

In a statement to The Chronicle, the paper’s president, Derek Choi, said the Crimson’s website had been “altered by an unauthorized user.”

“We are currently working to repair the breach. We regret any inconvenience to our users and look forward to the rest of commencement,” he wrote.

Mr. Zuckerberg began his studies at Harvard University in 2002 but left two years later. He was awarded an honorary degree on Thursday morning.

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