Saturday, February 16, 2013

Facebook employee network infiltrated by Hackers



The security threats to social media networks has become a routine recently as we hear such news frequently now.

After Twitter, Facebook too is facing such threats and Friday-afternoon bad-news announcements have become something of a tradition in the tech industry.

This Friday, Facebook admitted its employee network had been infiltrated by malacious hackers.

"Last month, Facebook Security discovered that our systems had been targeted in a sophisticated attack," stated the posting on Facebook's official security blog. "This attack occurred when a handful of employees visited a mobile developer website that was compromised."



Facebook didn't say exactly which mobile developer website that was, but a researcher at the Stop Malvertising blog did some digging and thinks the malicious code might have been housed on a discussion-forum page at www.dreamincode.net. (Don't go there to find out)

If so, this would be a textbook example of a "watering hole" attack, in which websites of interest to particular communities are corrupted in order to target that community.

Read more about it at: Tech News

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