Yeng Guiao all praise for ‘veteran’ Kiefer Ravena

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments “It’s a learning experience for him,” he quipped.Guiao, though, couldn’t stop himself from praising the second overall pick in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft, saying: “The way he played today, he played better than most veterans would play in that situation.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year MOST READ However, Ravena almost turned into a goat after he fouled Chris Newsome with 15.3 ticks left, allowing the and-one play which knotted the score at 85.“It was a defensive lapse on Kiefer’s part,” Guiao admitted. “Kiefer and Newsome were involved in those key plays. We had a foul to give, and he could have given that foul, but that’s the way it goes.”Luckily, Ravena had the guts to step up to the plate in those waning seconds and he atoned for his miscue with the game-winning turnaround jumper over Newsome with 0.9 ticks to spare to cap off an amazing fightback from the Road Warriors.“Kiefer just made the big shots like a veteran, like somebody who’s a 10-year veteran in this league,” the mentor said of Ravena, who finished with 21 points, seven rebounds, and four assists. “Whether he made those shots or not, I would not have faulted him for the decisions he made.”Guiao knows that close finishes like these, especially this one which gave him a glimpse of how big the neophyte’s heart is, could only be beneficial for the rookie and the team moving forward.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Chris Ross after another SMB loss: We have to play better Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Meralco learned that the hard way on Friday when the fiery mentor gave his super rookie the key to make the game-winning plays in the Road Warriors’ 87-85 victory over the Bolts.“I had no hesitation setting those plays for him because I know he will make the right decisions,” said Guiao.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkRavena did make his coach look like a genius, repaying that faith with ballsy plays in the final minute.The 24-year-old guard first drilled a huge three-pointer over Nico Salva to push NLEX up, 83-82 with 43.2 seconds remaining. Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netYou don’t always see veteran coach handing the reins to any rookie when the game is on the line.But NLEX coach Yeng Guiao isn’t just any other coach and Kiefer Ravena isn’t just any other rookie.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

JP Calvo’s Letran stint ends in a heartbreak

first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Calvo, who became an NCAA champion in 2015 under then head coach Aldin Ayo, said he wanted to bring back Letran’s tradition of ending seasons as the champion.And with his early exit, he wants the Knights of future years to add on the 17 titles in Letran’s halls.“I want to replicate Letran’s tradition of being the champion,” said Calvo who finished with nine points and three assists before leaving. “I told those who will be left to cherish this loss because this is what will fuel them to be stronger next year.” Third seed Letran got blown out of Final Four contention in the NCAA Season 94 men’s basketball tournament, bowing to Lyceum, 109-85.Making it worse was Calvo was left helpless in the crucial stage of the game as he fell to injury just 16 seconds into the second half.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissREAD: JP Calvo third-quarter injury dooms Letran to NCAA Final 4 exitWhile he was able to return to the game for a few moments, it was a lost cause as head coach Jeff Napa chose to rest his star point guard in his final game for the school. View comments Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Osaka retires with injury, Bertens reaches WTA semifinals JP Calvo’s end to his collegiate career couldn’t have been any more bitter.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “I really wanted to return to the game, I wanted to play for Letran, but coach Jeff told me to not force it,” said Calvo in Filipino Friday at Filoil Flying V Center. “This is my last year, I won’t be here next year.”Calvo suffered a high ankle sprain on his left knee after an accidental collision with Lyceum center Mike Nzeusseu when the two dove for a loose ball.Napa said he could’ve made Calvo play some more but he knew the point guard would have a future outside of the collegiate ranks.READ: Lyceum destroys Letran to return to NCAA finals“He’s the best point guard right now in the NCAA and the UAAP,” said Napa in Filipino. “I don’t want to abrupt his career. I just have to appreciate what he’s done.”ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more

Stanley Pringle to play as naturalized vs Kazakhstan, Christian Standhardinger vs Iran

first_imgPhoto from Fiba.comGilas Pilipinas’ final 12-man lineup against Kazakhstan won’t be announced until later tonight but national team coach Yeng Guiao is almost sure of one thing as to who will be the squad’s naturalized player.Guiao said there is already a “90 percent” chance that crack point guard Stanley Pringle will be the Philippines’ naturalized player against the Kazakhs on Friday night while versatile big man Christian Standhardinger will play in the duel against the bigger Iranians on Monday.ADVERTISEMENT eSports officially a medal event in 2019 SEA Games No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Pringle led the Philippines in the rout with 18 points while Standhardinger added 15 points.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garciacenter_img “It’s 90 percent [sure],  not unless there’s going to be changes after our meeting, but more or less, Stanley will play against Kazakhstan, Christian against Iran,” said Guiao.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissBoth games will be played at Mall of Asia Arena.Standhardinger and Pringle played together for the Philippine team three months ago in the Asian Games where Gilas blew out Kazakhstan, 96-59. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

PYJ vs Weah

first_imgWith less than nine months to the holding of the country’s presidential and legislative elections, two presidential aspirants have started trading allegations against each other as to their respective roles at the ECOWAS Parliament.Montserrado County Senator George Weah yesterday reported how Nimba County Senator Prince Yormie Johnson (PYJ) nearly escaped arrest in Abuja, Nigeria.The two Senators spoke in a phone-in radio program on ELBS’ Bumper Show conducted by the station’s deputy director-general, Patrick Honnah.Senator Johnson is the political leader of the opposition Movement for Democracy and Reconstruction (MDR) and is vying for the country’s presidency in the October poll.He denied the report by Senator Weah that he was arrested when they recently arrived at a Nigerian airport, adding: “I was never arrested in Nigeria as it was rumored in the country.”Speaking via mobile phone from Nigeria, Senator Johnson said the information is false and misleading, “because I am a member of the Liberian Senate, and a member of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Parliament,” adding that, “no one arrests ECOWAS members unless they commit a crime.”Senator Johnson, however, accused Senator Weah, who is also chair on ECOWAS Parliament at the Liberian Senate, for propagating the false information about him.“We got to the airport, and Weah was ahead of me. While filling in the security form, Senator Weah quickly walked out and misled the ECOWAS protocol awaiting us that I was being arrested, and there was no need to wait for me. This is how they left, and the subsequent information was reported widely thatSenator Johnson was arrested at the airport in Nigeria,” PYJ said.Senator Johnson noted that his stay at the airport was to only fill in the security form, but he was never arrested. “I was in Nigeria for almost 14 years and never arrested. How will someone arrest me now? I am popular in Liberia and Weah believes that coming out with such information will discourage my supporters.”He said he strongly believes that Senator Weah is behind his alleged arrest information, because as a group leader, he refused to wait and ascertain the reason behind his stay at the security desk.“Weah needed to find out what was happening inside before coming outside. He told the delegates outside that I was being arrested. Some people also informed the public that my supporters in the United States are being investigated, which is false and misleading,” Senator Johnson said.Clarifying his position on the matter, Senator Weah said he met Senator Johnson at the Kotoka International Airport in Ghana, excited that both Liberian parliamentarians were on the same plane headed for Abuja, Nigeria.“When we got to the airport, I was traveling in business class and needed to only walk out and my luggage would follow later. While outside, ECOWAS protocol quickly came for us and we left the airport without filling in forms. But Senator Johnson, upon arrival, informed us about being interrogated by airport security,” Senator Weah said.He said further that Senator Johnson is always questioned at the airport every time he travels to Nigeria for ECOWAS Parliament meetings, that Johnson has failed to explain the situation to the media, but rather complains to ECOWAS Parliamentarians.“Senator Johnson has complained before that august body that every time he comes, security questions him more and even keeps him for at least 30 to 35 minutes at the airport. No one left Senator Johnson, but rather he had problems there,” Senator Weah said.Weah said Senator Johnson is trying to make him “look bad as the one who was in the know of what unfolded at the airport between Senator Johnson and the security.”“Whatever Johnson did in the past, it’s not me to talk about it,” Weah added.Johnson, who later boasted about his popularity in the country, promised to emerge victorious at the October poll in spite of any political adversary.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

City plans to extend Downtown Enhanced Maintenance Pilot Project

first_imgQuite a few Councillors and city staff agreed that people have responded positively to the clean, well-maintained streets — and anonymous comments attached to the report echo those thoughts.Councillor Trevor Bolin said he believes the program is a way to ‘lead by example’ so that business owners will follow along and keep their businesses neat and tidy.For these plans to come to fruition, the administrative report will have to be approved and carried in Council’s next meeting, on Dec. 14. In yesterday’s Committee of the Whole meeting, City Council carried an administrative report that would have them extend the Downtown Enhanced Maintenance Pilot Project for another 12 months — as well as parametres of the work area — for $140,000.The $140,000 would go towards hiring more seasonal staff and contractors, and the boundaries of the downtown scope are expected to be increased by up to 40%. The increase in funding is due to the increase in areas Public Works will maintain.The project started on Jan. 1 of this year, the overall goal of which being to increase the level of maintenance, and gauge public feedback to the effectiveness of the enhanced level of service over a full year.- Advertisement -By Nov. 30, the project had seen 1,854 hours of work put into it. To put in perspective, that’s 77.5 full days worth of work.During the 2015 year, staff maintained snow and ice removal, collection of solid waste, street and sidewalk sweeping/cleaning, downtown signage, tree/hanging plant baskets, summer alley/lane grading, among other tasks.The City noted that a lack of snow between January and April meant that additional snow clearing and haul-offs weren’t necessary.Advertisementlast_img read more

Arsenal star ends transfer talk, claiming: ‘I don’t ever want to leave’

first_img1 Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny appears to have ended any speculation surrounding his future by saying he never wants to leave the club.The Poland international has been linked with a move away from the Gunners after losing his place to David Ospina during the second half of last season, although he was preferred to the Colombian in Saturday’s FA Cup final victory over Aston Villa.Arsene Wenger remains on the hunt for a new goalkeeper and is reportedly interested in signing Petr Cech from Chelsea but Szczesny insists he still has a strong relationship with the Arsenal boss.“I fully accept the boss’ decisions, whatever they may be,” said Szczesny.“Of course, it’s understandable that your pride feels hurt and your ambition dented. That’s only natural and to be expected.“People love to speculate and people love to gossip a bit. But I love this club and I don’t want to ever leave it.” Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny last_img read more

Class to teach disaster-coping skills

first_imgMOORPARK – Inspired by the call for disaster preparedness after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and Hurricane Katrina, officials at Moorpark High School are putting together a unique course to teach students everything from wireless communication to search-and-rescue skills and emergency first aid. “Teaching our students about preparedness better prepares our community,” said math teacher Thomas Baker, who has been working with Principal Kirk Miyashiro to develop the program. The class – one of the few nationwide – is set to begin this fall and already has 30 students signed up. It received a thumbs-up from the Moorpark Unified School District board Tuesday. “This is going to be a fun class. We can’t wait,” said Matt Allen, 17, an 11th-grader who wants to be one of the first students to take the class. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 Another already signed up is 17-year-old 11th-grader Clark Gable, named for his late movie star grandfather. “I think this is a one-of-a-kind class,” he said. “Everyone should have an idea of how to respond in a disaster, and taking this class will allow us to do more.” The course, called Radio Amateurs and Disaster Operations, is open to ninth- through 12th- grade students as an elective. The students will undergo testing to receive amateur radio licenses, American Red Cross first aid training certification, Red Cross cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification and certification in the use of automated external heart defibrillators. They will also receive search-and-rescue training with the Ventura County Fire Department and other disaster preparedness instruction. Baker said the one-year course will include visits by professionals in law enforcement, firefighting and electronics, so it should help expose the students to a wide range of career opportunities. After taking the course, students will be ready to work as volunteers if needed by professional agencies in emergency and disaster operations on and off campus, Baker said. Elliot Blufer, 14, a ninth-grader who is president of the school’s amateur radio club, said his class schedule won’t allow him to take the new course next year, but he hopes to take it before he graduates from Moorpark. “You see more and more on the news showing us how you can use these skills to help people,” he said. “The skills offered by this class are invaluable and will be with you throughout your life.” Mark Spencer, a retired Air Force pilot and coordinator of the Education and Technology Program for the American Radio Relay League, said he has been supporting the Moorpark proposal, which he hopes will become a model for other schools. “To my knowledge, Moorpark is the first school doing this,” he said. “If they are successful, I hope they will set a model that other schools across the nation will attempt to emulate.” The course should help introduce the students to a culture of personal responsibility and explore careers in emergency management, including as police officers, firefighters and emergency medical technicians, he said. Miyashiro has been an amateur radio operator since 1984 and understands the potential of the proposed course, having used his radio to help police in emergency situations. “Our whole dream is to get these kids into the community to serve,” he said. He said Baker has already received a license with the school’s call sign, W6MHS, and received thousands of dollars in radio equipment from private donors. “I want these students to have the trickle-up approach to their families and the entire community,” Baker said. “… When you come out of my class, you will not only be well-trained, you will be able to help others prepare.” Information on the class and a course in meteorology Baker teaches at the school is available at Eric Leach, (805) 583-7602 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgA man with seven outstanding bench warrants was caught by Donegal Gardai after reports that he was acting suspiciously near a petrol station at Bridgend.Edward Hanrahan was caught by Gardai in a field after he tried to escape when they approached him on November 29th last.Hanrahan initially gave his name as Jim Herrity with an address in Limerick. He was arrested and taken to Buncrana Garda Station where it was discovered he had given a false name.He was charged under Section 107 of the Road Traffic Act for giving a false name.Solicitor Frank Dorrian told Letterkenny District Court yesterday the reason for Hanrahan giving a false name was because he had those seven outstanding bench warrants.He said his client had been in custody since and now wanted to face all the charges and get on with his life.He was 23 years old and was married with two children.He was born in Louth but had spent much of his life in Dublin after he was sixteen years old.Jobless Hanrahan said he hoped to get work as a labourer.Judge Paul Kelly fined Hanrahan €200.MAN WITH SEVEN BENCH WARRANTS FLED DONEGAL GARDAI was last modified: December 2nd, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:bench warrantsbridgenddonegalEdward HanrahanfledGardailast_img read more

South African tax for investors

first_imgSouth Africa has a well-developed and regulated taxation regime. While the laws are constantly being revised and amended to keep them up to date and in line with international best practice, here are the tax basics for foreigners investing or working in South Africa.The tax regime is set by the National Treasury and managed by the South African Revenue Service (Sars) starting pointsIndividuals who are South African residents are taxed on their worldwide income.Non-South African residents are only taxed on income from a source in South Africa.There is no group taxation in South Africa – so each company is taxed as a separate taxpayer.Partnerships are not recognised as separate entities for income tax purposes and are fiscally transparent. Instead, the individual partners are taxed separately on their share of the partnership profits.A company is regarded as a South African resident if it is incorporated in South Africa or if it has its place of effective management in South Africa.Businesses may select their own financial year-end. For individuals, the tax year runs from 1 March to 28 February.Businesses must file annual income tax returns with Sars. It is also a legal requirement for all companies and close corporations to file annual returns with Companies and Intellectual Property Commission annual basis. See for more.Special dispensations are provided for companies who derive their income from mining, gold mining, oil and gas, and farming. See for details.Income taxThe principal source of direct taxation revenue in South Africa is income tax. Individuals are taxed on a progressive basis up to a maximum rate of 40% on taxable income exceeding R671 000 a year (tax year end February 2013).Tax on the income of non-South African residents is source-based, meaning that any income from a source within (or deemed to be within) South Africa is taxed, irrespective of the residence of the recipient of the income.Domestic companies are taxed at a flat rate of 28%.A 15% withholding tax is imposed on dividends paid to resident or non-resident shareholders.Trusts (other than special trusts) are taxed at a flat rate of 40% on income and 66.6% of capital gains that do not vest in a beneficiary of the trust during the tax year in question.Special trusts, such as those created solely for the benefit of a person who is mentally ill or disabled, are taxed on the same progressive basis as individuals.Value Added Tax (VAT)The principal source of indirect taxation revenue in South Africa is Value Added Tax (VAT). If a subsidiary or branch of a foreign-owned company sells goods or provides services, it must register as a vendor with Sars and charge and pay over VAT.The standard rate of VAT is 14%. Exports, certain foodstuffs and other supplies are zero-rated, and certain supplies are exempt (mainly certain financial services, residential accommodation and public transport).Capital gains taxCapital gains tax is levied on non-residents to the extent that they dispose of immovable property situated in South Africa, or have a permanent establishment in South Africa and dispose of an asset of that establishment.Double taxation agreementsThe tax liability of a foreign company depends on the nature of the income derived by it, as well as the existence of a double taxation agreement.South Africa has agreements with most of its trading partners to prevent double taxation of income accruing to South Africa taxpayers from foreign sources, or of income accruing to foreign taxpayers from South African sources.In terms of these arrangements a foreign resident will be taxed in South Africa only if it conducts business through a permanent establishment in South Africa.Note: Any person who is deemed to be a resident of another state through the application of a double tax agreement will not be treated as a South African resident.Foreign tax creditsThe Income Tax Act grants rebates in respect of foreign taxes on income. A South African resident is entitled to a rebate equal to the sum of any taxes on income payable to the government of another country, in respect of, inter alia, income received by such individual from a source outside South Africa which has been included in that individual’s taxable income in South Africa. The foreign tax credit is limited to the attributable South African income tax on the foreign income.Headquarter company regimeThe headquarter company regime (HQC) is another push for South Africa to enhance its role as gateway to the continent. This aims to reduce the tax cost of operating a headquarter company in South Africa. For example, it exempts companies from withholding dividends tax and tax on interest and royalties on income flowing through them from foreign subsidiaries.Download: Taxation Laws Amendment Act, No 7 of 2010Other taxesOther taxes affecting subsidiaries or branches of foreign-owned companies:If a firm employs personnel, it must register as an employer with Sars and deduct tax (PAYE) from its employees’ salaries.A skills development levy at the rate of 1% of remuneration is payable.Transfer duty is payable on land and buildings (8% of the value of the property in the case of a corporate purchaser).Stamp duty at 0.25% is payable on transfer and issue of shares. Stamp duty is also payable on certain other agreements, such as leases and mortgage bonds.Securities transfer tax is due on the change in beneficial ownership of securities, such as shares in a company or members’ interests in a close corporation.Customs and excise taxes.Compulsory workmen’s compensation, assurance and unemployment insurance fund premiums are payable, although these are relatively insignificant. There are no other social security payments.Estate duty (20%) is paid on all assets of a deceased person’s estate if they are South African residents. For non-residents, only the assets within South Africa form part of the total value of the estate.Donations tax (20%), paid by the donor, is levied on the value of property donated by South African individuals and companies. Certain donations are exempt and non-residents are not liable for donations tax.Sources:, www.webberwentzel.comSAinfo reporterReviewed: 25 March 2013Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

…And Facebook Got Hacked, Too

first_imgSeems you can’t turn around without hearing of another big company having its shirt pulled over its head by hackers. The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal both got exploited by Chinese hackers recently, and a Michigan television station put out a zombie-related Emergency Alert message in a clever, though probably momentarily distressing, hack. Just this morning, UBM announced that its website was taken down due to a full-scale denial-of-service attack on its networks.And now Facebook has announced that some of its machines were infected. An announcement on the company’s Newsroom blog – posted in the bad-news graveyard of Friday afternoon leading into a long weekend – revealed that the social networking site was targeted by a “sophisticated attack” last month.When a handful of Facebook employees visited a compromised mobile developer website, a hosted exploit snuck malware onto their devices. Thanks to antivirus software, Facebook discovered the attack and “remediated” the machines – by which we can only hope means they were fantastically destroyed(though probably they were just wiped and restored).After alerting law enforcement, Facebook says it launched a “significant investigation” that’s still underway. The company also claims that no user data was compromised in the attack. Facebok offered a more detailed explanation on its security blog, excerpted below: After analyzing the compromised website where the attack originated, we found it was using a “zero-day” (previously unseen) exploit to bypass the Java sandbox (built-in protections) to install the malware. We immediately reported the exploit to Oracle, and they confirmed our findings and provided a patch on February 1, 2013, that addresses this vulnerability.Facebook was not alone in this attack. It is clear that others were attacked and infiltrated recently as well. As one of the first companies to discover this malware, we immediately took steps to start sharing details about the infiltration with the other companies and entities that were affected. We plan to continue collaborating on this incident through an informal working group and other means. Tags:#Facebook#hack How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? nick statt Why You Love Online Quizzescenter_img Related Posts Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac…last_img read more