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Facebook says it was hacked, no user information compromised

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Facebook Inc. says it was the target of hackers but no user information was compromised during the attack. The social media giant said Friday on its security blog that the company discovered in January that its system had been targeted in a sophisticated attack. A handful of the company’s employees visited a developer’s website that had been compromised, which led to malware being installed on the Facebook employee laptops. Facebook says it has found no ...

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February 15, 2013
6:41 p.m.

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The other day I was sending a friend a link via Facebook messaging and the preview of the link came up as a spam site, even though there was nothing wrong with the link. I told my friend that the only way that could happen is if Facebook itself was hacked, which I was pretty surprised by. I'm guessing this may be related? The article doesn't really say what the hack was.