Sunday, October 30, 2011

Report: 600,000 Daily Attempts to Hack Facebook

Posted By on Sun, Oct 30, 2011 at 9:32 AM

A report in the London Daily Mail says hackers are attempting to crack as many as 600,000 Facebook accounts every day. The social networking giant confirmed that hackers continue to try to use stolen usernames and password details.

Facebook boasts as many as 800 million worldwide users. While the hacking attempts could be viewed as only a fraction of the overall number, the Mail said experts feared the problem was growing.

This past summer, hackers broke into Sony's Playstation Network stealing user names, addresses and passwords.

A Facebook executive said the company "was very proud" of stopping hackers thus far.

"600,000 times a day, we stop a bad guy," Facebook spokesman Barry Schnitt told the Mail.

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