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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Man behind Facebook virus hired by Facebook

PALO ALTO, CA - OCTOBER 06:  Facebook founder ...Image by Getty Images via @daylife
In 2005 a kid named Chris Putnam wrote a computer virus and introduced it to the Facebook website. It quickly spread across Facebook. What it did is turn Facebook user's profiles into MySpace profiles. It also deleted some contact information. Facebook was able to determine the source fairly quickly: a kid named Chris Putnam. Have him arrested? Nah.... in the great tech tradition of knowing genius when they see it, Facebook COO, Dustin Moscovitz hired him. Smart move.

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