Mark Zuckerberg likes to expound on the “Hacker Way” as the ethos of his social networking company, but Facebook(s fb) recently encountered some hackers of a more unfriendly nature. Facebook(s fb) revealed on Friday that it was the target of a malicious attack last month. In a blog post, Facebook stated that the threat was contained and that it found no evidence that Facebook user data was compromised.
Here’s an excerpt from the blog post (emphasis Facebook’s):
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…
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