Apple attack by hackers who have managed to infect “a small number of Macs” , reported Reuters on Tuesday. According to the company, there was “no evidence” that hacked data was in the wrong hands. It would be the same for Chinese hackers that invaded Facebook employees. Even though no data was compromised.
The Loop stated, that Apple has spotted malware that caused vulnerability in the Java Plug-in for Web browsers.
“Apple has identified malware which infected a limited number of Mac systems through a vulnerability in the Java plug-in for browsers. The malware was employed in an attack against Apple and other companies, and was spread through a website for software developers,” the statement said.
In which the company website has not disclosed, but assures that within Apple itself a “small number” of Mac systems infected were subsequently isolated from the network. “There is no evidence that any data left Apple“ , says the company.
It is unprecedented that Apple has become a victim of hackers, but lately, the security of both iOS and the OS X operating system are increasingly at risk. Moreover, twice blocked through Apple in OS X’s constructed “XProtect” anti-malware machine the usage of Oracle’s Java plugin. This is able to be a big safety vulnerability of the plug-in, the place these hackers will have received into. Early 2012 introduced every other vulnerability in Java certain about 600,000 global changed into contaminated via the Flashback trojan.
Apple works carefully with the authorities to search out and hint all sources of hackers. Later these days, in consequence, the corporate comes with a Java malware removing device up to date that assessments if there’s any malware on Macs and gets rid of it. Apple additionally talked about that it most effective applies to customers who’ve put in Java, in view that OS X Lion not comes as same old and is mechanically disabled if the 35 days of state of no activity. On account that Java just isn’t on hand for iOS appears not likely that the vulnerabilities current in iOS.