Facebook network hit by 'sophisticated' attack

Feb 16 2013, 09:18 IST
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Facebook has said its computer system was Facebook has said its computer system was "targeted in a sophisticated attack" last month. (Reuters)
SummaryRecently, Twitter and some of America's biggest media outlets were also targeted by hackers.

to the secretive Beijing government.

The Times and the Journal reported that their computer networks had been compromised, alleging it was an effort by the Chinese government to spy on news media operating in the country.

The administration of President Barack Obama is trying to counter the electronic theft of trade secrets by lodging formal protests, expelling diplomatic personnel, imposing travel and visa restrictions, and complaining to the World Trade Organization, the Post said.

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