Facebook Gets Hacked

Social networking site Facebook revealed that it was hacked last night it what it termed a sophisticated attack.

Much like the microblogging site Twitter the attack did not compromise data but in this instance was the result if a few people from the company accessing sites that exposed them to security breaches.

Facebook said that it was not the only company targeted in the attacks but was one of the first to discover it adding that  its security teams are working with those at other companies to find out all it can about the attack.

This happened sometime in January.

With media speculation pointing at the Chinese as culprits neither Facebook or Twitter has accused them.

Facebook runs a ‘white hat’ programme which rewards hackers who breach their security as long as they follow the rules.