Macs at Apple headquarters breached through Java exploit, fix to be issued today

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Apple has said that it has been attacked by hackers. The same group previously targeted Facebook. Computers at Apple’s Cupertino headquarters were attacked, the company said, but no data appears to have been stolen. Speaking to Reuters, Apple said that the intrusion was not widspread:

Apple, which is working with law enforcement to track down the hackers, told Reuters that only a small number of its employees' Macintosh computers were breached, but "there was no evidence that any data left Apple."

In a statement, Apple said that the malware that attacked their computers came through a Java plug-in vulnerability. They will be issuing an updated malware removal tool later today.

Source: Reuters, The Loop

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