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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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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work