Facebook Acknowledges It Was Hacked
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.”