Apple says it was Hacked but data remained safe

Apple following the path of Facebook says some of its computers were hacked by same hackers who hacked Facebook. Apple_hacked

The developers of world renowned iPhone said we accept that some of our laptops were hacked but there is no evidence of data stealing. 

Apple said that it is taking the threat seriously, plans to release a software update tackling the malware making sure its customer remains safe. 

“To protect Mac users that have installed Java, today we are releasing an updated Java malware removal tool that will check Mac systems and remove this malware if found.”

BBC reports that Apple released a statement according to which  “Apple has identified malware which infected a limited number of Mac systems through a vulnerability in the Java plug-in for browsers.”

“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.

Apple added that it is a similar attack as Facebook through an already compromised website “The malware was employed in an attack against Apple and other companies, and was spread through a website for software developers.”

[Via BBC]


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