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