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Facebook Acknowledges It Was Hacked

Posted on Feb 16, 2013
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Facebook revealed that it was the target of a “sophisticated attack” by hackers last month, but claims it found no evidence they gained access to user information.

The breach is the latest by apparently sophisticated hackers against high-profile sites. Twitter reported earlier in February that the theft of 250,000 user passwords, usernames, emails and other data was “not the work of amateurs.”

—Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly.


“Last month, Facebook security discovered that our systems had been targeted in a sophisticated attack,” the California-based company said.

“The attack occurred when a handful of employees visited a mobile developer website that was compromised.”

Malware was downloaded on to its employees’ laptops, the firm said, adding: “As soon as we discovered the presence of the malware, we remediated all infected machines, informed law enforcement, and began a significant investigation that continues to this day.”

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