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FBI probes cyber attack on Facebook

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FBI probes cyber attack on Facebook

the united states Federal Bureau of Investigation is participating in the investigation of a “subtle assault” with the aid of hackers on Facebook last month, which, In Step With the social community, has now not compromised customers’ knowledge.

The day-to-day San Francisco Chronicle mentioned Saturday that the FBI is working with Facebook to decide the beginning of last month’s hacker attack that hit the computer systems of some workers on the California firm.

In Step With the newspaper, the social community said that “malware was installed on laptops utilized by Fb staff once they visited a cell developer’s web site”.
“As quickly as we discovered the presence of the malware, we remediated all infected machines, knowledgeable regulation enforcement, and commenced a major investigation that continues to this present day,” Facebook mentioned Friday on its weblog.

“We Are working continuously and carefully with our personal inner engineering groups, with safety groups at other companies, and with legislation enforcement authorities to examine the whole thing we are able to in regards to the assault, and how to forestall equivalent incidents one day,” Facebook said.

The attack on Fb got here soon after Twitter mentioned early this month that information of 250,000 users had been obtained by using hackers, and that this operation “was once not the work of amateurs, and we don’t consider it was an isolated incident”.

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7 Comments to “FBI probes cyber attack on Facebook”

  1. I know at one point Facebook stored all of your phone contacts, but I can’t figure out how to access them since they changed Facebook (again!). I have some people stored in my phone who I want to look up by their phone number to see if they’re on Facebook. Thanks in advance!

  2. superdork // May 26, 2013 at 1:44 am // Reply

    Is there really a difference between Facebook Fan pages and ordinary Facebook profiles? I constantly hear about Facebook “fan pages”, but there are no references to the “Fan Page” on Facebook’s site. However, there is the option to ad a page. Is this considered the “Fan Page” everyone’s talking about? But there are several options. Are they all “Fan Pages” ?

  3. Alina Elliott // May 29, 2013 at 1:41 am // Reply

    On Facebook I clicked on desktop site, how do I change it back to mobile?

  4. xLittle21Yaox // May 31, 2013 at 6:10 am // Reply

    I made it on my msn account so I don’t recieve facebook notifications at all. I recently got a blackberry enabled my email and facebook. My email works fine but I get ALL my facebook notifications and it’s annoying. Is there anyway to disable this?

  5. Ok, I’ve seen several new groups and/or pages talking about Facebook charging money to use it next month.
    Is this true?
    Why are they doing this?
    Why haven’t I gotten anything official from the Facebook people saying this?

  6. Lately Facebook has been sending every single message from IM chat on Facebook to my Facebook e-mail. Its hogging up my messages folder and I don’t know how to change the settings in that. How do I stop this? Is this something new? Facebook is changing and I cant even delete all messages at once anymore and I want to figure out how to stop receiving im messages to my messages.
    How can I do that? What settings do I change?

  7. kevindiking67verizonnet // June 9, 2013 at 3:34 am // Reply

    My boy friend knows my email(Hotmail) password and facebook password. After we brokeup, he changed the passwords of both and updating nasty things in facebook which tanishes my name. How can i close this facebook account and hotmail account?

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