Apple Hit by Hackers who Targeted Facebook
By Jim Finkle and Joseph Menn
|The Apple logo hangs in a glass enclosure above the 5th Ave Apple Store in New York, September 20, 2012. Courtesy of Reuters/Lucas Jackson
Apple Inc was recently attacked by hackers who infected Macintosh computers of some employees, the company said in an unprecedented disclosure describing the widest known cyberattacks targeting Apple computers used by corporations.
Unknown hackers infected the computers of some Apple workers when they visited a website for software developers that had been infected with malicious software. The malware had been designed to attack Mac computers.
The same software, which infected Macs by exploiting a flaw in a version of Oracle Corp's Java software used as a plug-in on Web browsers, was used to launch attacks against Facebook, which the social network has disclosed.