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Facebook hacked in a ‘sophisticated’ Java zero-day attack

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It has been reported that Facebook’s system were targeted in a sophisticated attack in January after some of the company’s visited a mobile-developer website that had been compromised. However, the company found no evidence that user data was affected. The presence of malware was detected onto fully patched Facebook laptops via Java zero-day vulnerability. As soon as the malware was discovered, an investigation was initiated and all infected machines were remediated. Facebook realized that the hack occurred when its security team found a suspicious domain within the company’s corporate DNS logs that was tracked back to a company laptop. After conducting a forensic examination on the laptop, a malicious file was identified and other compromised employee laptops were also found. The company is working with law enforcement and other entities to prevent further attacks.

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