Hacker Makes Facebook Look Like MySpace, Gets Hired

While many companies will file charges against someone who exploits their system, Facebook decided to take things in another direction after Chris Putnam and two friends exploited a bug to make the site look like MySpace.

While many companies will file charges against someone who exploits their system, Facebook decided to take things in another direction after Chris Putnam and two friends exploited a bug to make the site look like MySpace.

Earlier this week, Putnam told the story of a couple early pranks he and his college friends played on Facebook that ultimately lead to them getting hired by the social network. MySpace on the other hand, had a similar incident happen and decided to have the hacker arrested. Here’s the story as posted on Quora: