1. kch50428's Avatar
    iMore: Macs at Apple headquarters breached through Java exploit, fix to be issued today

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    Apple Says It, Too, Was Attacked by Hackers - Ina Fried - News - AllThingsD

    Apple said Tuesday that a small number of its employees’ computers were hacked through a vulnerability in the Java browser plug-in, but said none of its internal data was compromised.
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    “Apple has identified malware which infected a limited number of Mac systems through a vulnerability in the Java plug-in for browsers,” the company said in a statement to AllThingsD. “The malware was employed in an attack against Apple and other companies, and was spread through a website for software developers. 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. We are working closely with law enforcement to find the source of the malware.”
    The company noted that it has been shipping Macs without Java since the release of Mac OS X Lion and also has a software mechanism that disables Java if it goes unused for 35 days. Apple is also releasing an updated software tool to detect and remove Java-related malware.
    Look forward to the malware removal tool...

    Edit to add: Hit Software Update Mac users... the fix is in.

    Adding more info on on source of attack: http://www.macrumors.com/2013/02/19/...g-iphonedevsk/
    Last edited by kch50428; 02-19-2013 at 06:08 PM.
    02-19-2013 01:46 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I read today that the hackers were targeting employee computers and *possibly* specific employees.
    02-21-2013 06:21 PM
  3. Ron7624's Avatar
    I just followed the link above and was hijacked to one of those double-click add sites ...
    02-24-2013 04:35 PM
  4. kch50428's Avatar
    I just followed the link above and was hijacked to one of those double-click add sites ...
    Which one? They all go straight to the linked material for me...
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    02-24-2013 04:44 PM
  5. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Which one? They all go straight to the linked material for me...
    Same here, Keith. Each link directed me to the appropriate site.
    02-24-2013 07:35 PM
  6. kch50428's Avatar
    I think Ron7624 may need to use an antivirus/malware detection/removal utility on his computer...
    02-24-2013 07:42 PM
  7. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I think Ron7624 may need to use an antivirus/malware detection/removal utility on his computer...
    ...You may be right, my friend.
    02-24-2013 07:46 PM

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