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Hackers target Facebook

Because the attack used a third party website, it might have been an early stage attempt to penetrate as many companies as possible.

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Facebook said it spotted a suspicious file and traced it back to an employee laptop. After conducting a forensic examination of the laptop, Facebook said it identified a malicious file, then searched company wide and identified other compromised employee laptops person briefed on the matter said the first Facebook employee had been infected via a website where coding strategies were discussed.

The attack on Facebook, which says it has more than 1 billion members, underscores the growing threat of cyberattacks aimed at a broad variety of targets.

While Facebook said no user data was compromised, the incident could raise consumer concerns about privacy and the vulnerability of personal information stored within the social network.

In January 2010, Google reported it had been penetrated via a flaw in an older version of the Internet Explorer Web browser. The attackers were seeking source code and were also interested in Chinese dissidents. Google reduced its operations in China as a result.

noted in its blog post that it was not alone in the attack, and that were attacked and infiltrated recently as well, although it did not specify who. Department of Homeland Security did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

told the Facebook attack appeared to have originated in China.

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Facebook has made several privacy missteps in the past because of the way it handled user data. It settled a privacy investigation with federal regulators in 2011.

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Newspaper websites, including those of The New York Times , The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal, have also been infiltrated. Those attacks were attributed Converse Beige Low Top

The company also said it identified a previously unseen attempt to bypass its built in cyber defenses and that new protections were added on Feb. 1.

In its blog post, Facebook described the attack as a attack, considered to be among the most sophisticated and dangerous types of computer hacks. Zero day attacks, which are rarely discovered or disclosed by their targets, are costly to launch and often suggest government involvement.

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by the news organizations to Chinese hackers targeting coverage of China. President Barack Obama issued an executive order seeking better protection of the country critical infrastructure from cyber attacks.

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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, Facebook said.

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Twitter, the microblogging social network, said earlier this month it had been hacked and that about 250,000 user accounts were potentially compromised, with attackers gaining access to information, including user names and email addresses.

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Another fear for such a popular website is that hackers could use central controls to infect wide swathes of its user base at once.

Facebook Inc said on Friday hackers had infiltrated some of its employees laptops in recent weeks, making the world No.1 social network the latest victim of a wave of cyber attacks, many of which have been traced to China. President Day weekend.

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If they followed established patterns, the attackers would learn about the people and computer networks at all the infected companies. They could then use that data in more targeted attacks to steal source code and other intellectual property.

comment on the reason or the origin of the attack.

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