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Facebook Blocks NBC Website After Hacking Scare

nbc_peacockOn Thursday, Facebook users were not able to access links to NBC.com through the Facebook website, after reports surfaced that NBC.com had been hacked and was spreading malicious software to visitors.

“We will take action on Facebook when we observe malicious behavior on domains and sub-domains that are being shared; however, we don’t comment on specific sites,” a Facebook spokesperson told AllThingsD.

The news comes on the heels of a string of highly publicized hacking attacks on popular websites and companies, including Facebook, Apple and Twitter. All three of the aforementioned sites suffered instances of malware attacks.

NBC did not immediately respond to a request for comment.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik