Facebook says it was hacked
February 15th, 2013
06:24 PM ET

Facebook says it was hacked

The largest social network in the world is the latest high-profile site to say it's been hacked this year but it says no ndta about its more than a billion users was compromised.

Facebook described the "sophisticated attack" in a blog post on Friday, saying it took place in January when a small number of employees visited a compromised website that installed malware on their machines.

Twitter announced a similar intrusion earlier this month, and major news organizations including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post have also admitted to being hacked.

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  1. Rascal Rabble

    who cares...you reap whatchoo sow!

    February 15, 2013 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. the prophet

    MIT'S should know what to do to protect Facebook

    February 15, 2013 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Heymann

    How can Facebook speak? It's a website, not a person! Give me a break!

    February 15, 2013 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. chrissy

    Hmmm JR, where were on the day in question? Ya lil jacker hacker you!

    February 15, 2013 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Facebook. They own you. They own anything you think is your own uploaded intellectual property.
    Those are the only people concerned.

    February 15, 2013 at 8:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Having said the above, if some would of read the policy, they wouldn't be very concerned, like me. Nobody can find me on Facebook, cause I had my account removed about 2 years ago. :-D

    February 15, 2013 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Maybe it was more like 3 years ago. Later!

    February 15, 2013 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. chrissy

    Exactly why i have never had a facebook account!

    February 15, 2013 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. chrissy

    Lol @ kenny nope i never did. Had yahoo tho and still do. My girls have facebook tho.

    February 15, 2013 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. chrissy

    Well actually im not even sure if i have a yahoo profile anymore. Its been forever since i checked but youre welcome to check as its to hard from my phone. Look up chrissy_2_26 knock yourself out.

    February 15, 2013 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. chrissy

    Lol @ kenny, oh ive advised them but they are 35 and 36 and they know EVERYTHING doncha know? Lmao

    February 15, 2013 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  12. chrissy

    Dont know the age of your kids kenny but one day youll see. You cant tell em nothing cuz they will do the opposite.

    February 15, 2013 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  13. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    I had family photos, artwork, even a cooking corner with my own original recipies on Facebook. And friends to share it with? A few. NOT ANY MORE!

    February 15, 2013 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  14. chrissy

    Lol @ Rascal and what name is that? Goodolewoody? Lol. Guaranteed its a male, whatcha wanta bet?

    February 15, 2013 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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