Facebook attacks follow cyber-attacks on other prominent sites. Twitter, has also stated that, in the month of January it had been hacked, and that give or take 250,000 client records were possibly compromised, with attackers picking up access to informative data, user names and email addresses.
Newspaper sites such as, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post, have stated that they too have been hacked.
While Facebook stated that no client information was traded off, this episode might raise shopper concerns about their protection and the weakness of their private information saved inside the social networking site.
Facebook has encountered a few security stumbles over the years for the way it handles client information, and settled a protection examination with elected controllers in 2011.
Facebook stated they found a suspicious file and followed it back to a team member’s laptop. After carefully studying and examining the laptop, Facebook stated that they identified a malicious file, then searched company-wide and found multiple other corrupt laptops belonging to employees.
New protections were added to Facebook in order to keep up with security as of February 1.