Reuters: Apple Hit by Hackers Who Targeted Facebook Last Week

Jim Finkle and Joseph Menn:

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.”

The iPhone and iPad maker said it would release a software tool later on Tuesday to protect customers against the malicious software used in the attacks.

The recent Java exploit is the root of these recent attacks.

Update: A bit more detail, in a statement Apple provided to Jim Dalrymple at The Loop.

Tuesday, 19 February 2013