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Facebook hacked, no data compromised

Facebook Inc. says it was the target of hackers but no user information was compromised during the attack.

The social media giant said Friday on its security blog that the company discovered in January that its system had been targeted in a sophisticated attack. A handful of the company’s employees visited a developer’s website that had been compromised, which led to malware being installed on the Facebook employee laptops.

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