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 |
  2. the prophet

    MIT'S should know what to do to protect Facebook

    February 15, 2013 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
  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 |
  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 |
  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 |
  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. 😀

    February 15, 2013 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
  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 |
  8. chrissy

    Exactly why i have never had a facebook account!

    February 15, 2013 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
  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 |
  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 |
  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 |
  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 |
  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 |
  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 |