Apple joins Facebook in ranks of the recently hacked
Apple says it was the target of a malware attack that exploited vulnerabilities in the Java plug-in for browsers.
In January, Facebook was the target of a "sophisticated attack," which was reportedly triggered when several employees visited what the company described as a "mobile developer website." Now comes news that Apple was hit in exactly the same fashion.
"Apple has identified malware which infected a limited number of Mac systems through a vulnerability in the Java plug-in for browsers," reps for Apple wrote in a statement obtained by PC Magazine. "The malware was employed in an attack against Apple and other companies, and was spread through a website for software developers."
Apple added that the malware was isolated and contained, and that there was "no evidence that any data left Apple." The Cupertino company is expected to release a tool that will help users protect their machines against similar malware.