Saturday, October 29, 2011

Facebook hack attacks strike 600,000 times per day, security firm reports

Social media company admits to massive lapse in security

Facebook accounts are hacked 600,000 times daily during users’ log-in, the social networking site conceded this week.
The Internet powerhouse said that it records more than 1 billion log-ons each day, and that .06% of those log-ons are compromised.
The shocking lapse in security was first reported by UK-based computer security firm Sophos.
Facebook could not be reached late Friday, although a note that accompanied the startling statistic said, “At Facebook, we take the privacy and safety of the people who use our site very seriously.
“Using a combination of technological innovations...we’re working 24/7 to ensure everyone’s information is safe and secure.”
The scary scope of the security breach was conceded by Facebook on a hard-to-find graphic accompanying a note dilating on its newest efforts to combat Internet piracy.
The post, authored by “Facebook Security” is entitled, “National Cybersecurity Awareness Month Updates,” and can be found on the site.


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