Facebook admits it was hacked last month

Facebook has admitted that it was hacked last month in what it called a “sophisticated attack,” but it claimed no user information was stolen.

Facebook has admitted that it was hacked last month in what it called a “sophisticated attack,” but it claimed no user information was stolen.

 
The cyber crime was committed when several Facebook employees visited a mobile developer website using company laptops. The website had been compromised, resulting in the download of malware.
 
Facebook said that it immediately repaired the infected computers, informed law enforcement, and begun an investigation, which remains ongoing. It said there is no evidence that user data was taken.
 
 Facebook admits it was hacked last month
 
The social networking giant, which has over a billion users, said it was not the only victim in this attack, though it did not state who the other companies are.  Facebook said it is working with the other affected firms to share information, which might help identify the culprits.
 
The attack follows a major hack of Twitter earlier this month, which resulted in 250,000 user passwords being stolen. It is not clear if the hacking incidents are related, but Twitter believes its attackers were not amateurs, potentially pointing to a professional cyber crime gang or even hackers working for a world government. China has remained a popular target of accusations.
 
Source: BBC