Now that socializing and doing business in cyber space has become a multi billion dollar venture, it is not surprising terrorist styled cyber attacks have become a reality. The most recent target for a cyber attack has been Facebook. Brian Womack has reported for
Bloomberg today, Feb. 15, 2013, Facebook Targeted by ‘Sophisticated Attack’ Using Malware. Facebook Inc., which is the operator of the world’s largest social network with more than 1 billion members, has said it was targeted in a “sophisticated attack” last month by hackers.
Although Facebook hasn’t found any evidence that user data was compromised, an investigation is ongoing, the Menlo Park, California-based company has said on its website. The firm said malware was installed on laptops used by Facebook employees when they visited a mobile developer’s website. Facebook, which stores sensitive user information on its network, often has trouble with hackers trying to access data and the company’s infrastructure. The firm, which has a team which is dedicated to detecting and responding to such attacks, has said it’s successful in preventing attacks the “vast majority of the time.”
ABC News has also covered this malware attack on Facebook with a Reuters report, Facebook hit by 'sophisticated' hack attack. Facebook says the malware came from an infected website from a mobile developer. The firm said in a blog post, "Last month, Facebook security discovered that our systems had been targeted in a sophisticated attack. We remediated all infected machines, informed law enforcement, and began a significant investigation that continues to this day."