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Published on February 19th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

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Apple Hacked

Reuters says Apple was targeted by the same crew that recently hit Facebook , and managed to infect a “small number” of the company’s computers. Curiously (and a little unsettlingly), Apple says it’ll release a tool later today allowing customers to check if they’re infected with the same malware used in the attack—suggesting it might be some sort of worm that could spread from system to system undetected. [ Reuters ] Update: Apple says the infection stemmed from “a vulnerability in the Java plug-in for browsers,” meaning some people clicked on a compromised website

Apple Hacked (Updated)Reuters says Apple was targeted by the same crew that recently hit Facebook, and managed to infect a “small number” of the company’s computers.

Curiously (and a little unsettlingly), Apple says it’ll release a tool later today allowing customers to check if they’re infected with the same malware used in the attack—suggesting it might be some sort of worm that could spread from system to system undetected. [Reuters]

Update: Apple says the infection stemmed from “a vulnerability in the Java plug-in for browsers,” meaning some people clicked on a compromised website. Again, not a terribly sophisticated attack.

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