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Facebook Says It Was Hacked, but No User Data Compromised

Friday, 15 Feb 2013 | 4:43 PM ET
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No user data was compromised as a result of hacking, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin.

Facebook said on Friday it was the target of a series of attacks from an unidentified hacker group, but no user data were compromised.

"Last month, Facebook security discovered that our systems had been targeted in a sophisticated attack," the company said in a blog post. "The attack occurred when a handful of employees visited a mobile developer website that was compromised."

(Read More: Americans Willing to Spend More to Thwart Cyber Attacks: Survey )

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The company said as soon as it discovered the presence of malware, it "remediated all infected machines, informed law enforcement, and began a significant investigation that continues to this day."

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  • Matt Hunter is the senior technology editor at CNBC.com.

  • Cadie Thompson is a tech reporter for the Enterprise Team for CNBC.com.

  • Working from Los Angeles, Boorstin is CNBC's media and entertainment reporter and editor of CNBC.com's Media Money section.

  • Jon Fortt is an on-air editor. He covers the companies, start-ups, and trends that are driving innovation in the industry.

  • Lipton is CNBC's technology correspondent, working from CNBC's Silicon Valley bureau.

  • Mark is CNBC's Silicon Valley/San Francisco Bureau Chief covering technology and digital media.