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Pfizer latest corporate victim in hacktivist attacks

The Facebook page for Pfizer has returned online after it was compromised by hackers who posted remarks disparaging the pharmaceutical giant. U.K.-based group The Script Kiddies claimed responsibility with gaining control of Pfizer's Facebook page, which has nearly 30,000 followers, to post updates that called the company "corrupt" and "irresponsible." Once it retook control, Pfizer posted a message on the account saying it was "working with Facebook to understand what happened so we can guard against it in the future." The Script Kiddies, through its Twitter account, posted two screen shots of the defacement, done as part of the AntiSec movement recently announced by fellow hacktivist collectives Anonymous and LulzSec.

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