Facebook hacked! compromised by Zero-Day-Java-Bug

The world’s largest online social network revealed that its computers compromised by Hackers’ sophisticated attack, but they failed to steal any sensitive information about Facebook’s more than 1 billion users.

Facebook became the victim of cyber attack when intruders had infiltrated some of Facebook’s employees’ laptops in recent weeks which are believed to be mostly of China.

As per social giant, the attack occurred after its employees visited a compromised mobile developer’s site that infected their machines with so-called malware.

“As soon as we discovered the presence of the malware, we remediated all infected machines, informed law enforcement, and began a significant investigation that continues to this day,” Facebook said in a statement.

It is not Facebook alone which attacked by cyber hackers as there are lot of other companies hit by it. But question is that if the attack was done in last month, then why Facebook waited until now to announce the incident.

The investigation found that the compromised site was based on a ‘zero-day’ (previously unseen) exploit to bypass the Java sandbox (built-in protections) to install the malware, sources said.

Due to having Java problem of security, Facebook had reported the bug to Oracle Corp, the owner of Java that issued a security patch to fix the problem.

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