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Facebook was Hacked; No Member Data Lost

By February 23, 2013March 6th, 2023Cybersecurity

Facebook, without provocation from any outside source, admitted that their systems were hacked early last month when employees accidentally downloaded and installed viruses on company laptops.

“This attack occurred when a handful of employees visited a mobile developer website that was compromised,” Facebook’s security blog indicated. “The compromised website hosted an exploit which then allowed malware to be installed on these employee laptops.”

Though the attack was “sophisticated” and “well-thought out,” Facebook employees claim that no data was compromised during the attack and that a patch was released on February 1st to fix the damage the malware caused. “Foremost, we have found no evidence that Facebook user data was compromised,” Facebook said.

There were other companies that also were victim to this malware, and Facebook is working with them to help determine the location and cause of the malware along with authorities.

If it can happen to Facebook, remember it can happen to you, and always make sure your antivirus and antimalware software is up to date.


Jason Manteiga

Jason J. Manteiga, Vice President of Olmec Systems, has been part of the company for over the past 20 years. He believes that having a great work environment and supportive team, is the ultimate key to success. Since being in the IT realm for over 25 years, Jason, along with Olmec Systems, has been on the Inc. 5000 “List of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies” and Channel Futures MSP 501 “Top Managed Service Providers in North America,” along with other awards and nominations. Jason earned his Bachelor Degree in Information Systems from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He also holds certifications in Microsoft MCSE, VMWare VCP, and Cisco CCNA. In his spare time, Jason is a contributor for The Center for Social & Legal Research (Privacy Exchange) and a member of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce. His hobbies include cycling and kayaking. He currently lives in New Jersey with his wife, two daughters and son.