According to a lengthy statement posted today on The Social Network’s official press release page “notes”, Facebook‘s systems were”targeted in a sophisticated attack” in January when some of its employees “visited a mobile developer website that was compromised” and installed malware on their computers. The employees realized what had happened and did what any rational person would do: they called the cops. Other companies were apparently targeted as well.
If we didn’t know any better, we’d say that Facebook’s PR team intentionally avoided releasing this statement to larger media outlets by posting it on a news page that no one ever reads! But of course there’s no stopping the boys of Mashable…
The most important points from the release:
- “…we have found no evidence that Facebook user data was compromised”
- “We will continue to work with law enforcement and the other organizations and entities affected by this attack.”