CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook fan page has been hacked with a status message to turn the site into a “social business”. There is also a link to the Wikipedia page explaining the term.
1,803 people “liked” the message and 438 people commented on it before it was quickly taken down.
U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense William S. Lynn III has admitted that the Pentagon has been hacked in 2008 via a USB key. The attack was conducted by a foreign intelligence agency; Russia is suspected.
He said: In 2008, the U.S. Department of Defense suffered a significant compromise of its classified military computer networks. It began when an infected flash drive was inserted into a U.S. military laptop at a base in the Middle East. The flash drive’s malicious computer code, placed there by a foreign intelligence agency, uploaded itself onto a network run by the U.S. Central Command. That code spread undetected on both classified and unclassified systems, establishing what amounted to a digital beachhead, from which data could be transferred to servers under foreign control.