Facebook Falls Victim to Sophisticated Attack
Facebook issued a statement on Friday detailing a sophisticated attack against its infrastructure. Facebook was compromised when a handful of developers accessed a mobile development website that had been infected with malware.
Facebook has informed law enforcement as well as initiating its own enquiry. The company has a bad reputation when it comes to privacy, especially recently, however they were quick to inform users that there was no evidence that data had been compromised.
Facebook is not alone in this kind of attack, it says others have been infiltrated in the same way. In part of its statement it said it would be working with other companies and they “plan to continue collaborating on this incident through an informal working group and other means.”