In light of the whole FBI vs. Apple fiasco, many big-name tech companies beefed up their encryption and security practices. Facebook was among those companies, and probably the one that was the most vocal about it. But it looks like Facebook's big push for security may have been too little, too late.
According to Taiwan-based security company, Orange Tsai, Facebook's server may have been the target of a frightening hack. A consultant at the security firm located malware that granted him access to the passwords and login credentials for Facebook employees, which provided access to their emails, and shared network files.
So far, it doesn't appear that any of Facebook's users were impacted by the hack, or that any of their information has been stolen.
The vulnerability was identified when the consultant noticed Accellion's web-based Secure File Transfer program on the company's network. This file transfer service has caused problems in the past for other big-name companies, since it was found to have many security issues.
From there, the consultant looked into other potential vulnerabilities, and found that there were significant gaps in the system. Including a SQL injection flaw that allowed for code to be inserted remotely.