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Facebook now too has been the victim of a hacking attack, following Twitter's “hack attack” two weeks ago - although, it is believed that user data has not been compromised.
Facebook’s security team identified the attack upon encountering a suspicious domain in the company’s corporate DNS logs. Tracing its tracks, the team landed at an employee’s laptop.
“After analyzing the compromised website where the attack originated, we found it was using ‘zero-day’ (previously unseen) exploit to bypass the Java sandbox (built in protections) to install the malware,” said Facebook, stated Computerworld.com.
Evidently, even though protected by anti-virus software, malware was installed onto employee laptops. This leads the security team to believe that only employee information could have been compromised although they do not reveal what exactly the hackers were able to see, reported ABC News.
“As soon as we discovered the presence of malware, we remediated all infected machines, informed law enforcement, and began a significant investigation that continues to this day,” Facebook said.