Facebook Reports Hacking Attack

Facebook Reports Hacking Attack

February 15, 2013 Updated Feb 15, 2013 at 6:45 PM EDT

Social networking giant Facebook announced Friday that it was the target of a hacking attack last month.

According to an item posted to Facebook's Newsroom on Friday:

Last month, Facebook Security discovered that our systems had been targeted in a sophisticated attack. This attack occurred when a handful of employees visited a mobile developer website that was compromised. The compromised website hosted an exploit which then allowed malware to be installed on these employee laptops. The laptops were fully-patched and running up-to-date anti-virus software. 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. We have no evidence that Facebook user data was compromised in this attack.

Read the item posted to the Facebook Newsroom HERE.




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