Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Mac Attack: Apple Joins List of Corporate Giants That Have Been Hacked

Posted By on Wed, Feb 20, 2013 at 9:05 AM

Officials at the core of Apple said Tuesday it was recently attacked by hackers, who infected the Macintosh computers of some of its employees. Reuters called the cyber hijack the "widest known attack targeting Apple computers used by corporations."

The hackers reportedly infected the Macs with malware when Apple employees visited a software developer website. The same software, which exploits a known flaw in Oracle's Java software, also was responsible for an attack on some Facebook employees' computers on Feb. 15.

"We identified a small number of systems within Apple that were infected and isolated them from our network. There is no evidence that any data left Apple," the company said in a statement.

Tuesday's announcement was just the latest in a slew of attacks that have hit Twitter, The New York Times and the U.S. Department of Energy. The Twitter accounts for Burger King and Jeep were also hacked over the last two days.

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