Hackers attack Facebook, gain passwords

A feared phishing attack on Facebook enabled hackers to gain passwords from some of the estimated 200 million users and send e-mails to “friends” urging them to click on links to fake websites. The site fought off a similar attack two weeks ago.  Azer Bestavros, professor of computer science is familiar with many of the security issues Facebook must deal with.

Contact Azer Bestavros, 617-353-9726, best@bu.edu   

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