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Apple targeted by same hackers as Facebook

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Apple has confirmed that a number of its internal machines have been targeting by the same hackers who recently breached Facebook’s security measures.

The latest in a recent flurry of high-profile hack attacks, Apple, in a rare admission of susceptibility confirmed earlier this week that a “small number” of internal machines had been infected after being targeted by the same malicious code which recent usurped Facebook’s systems.

A knock against past claims of invincibility and thoughts of grandeur over Microsoft’s Windows based PC systems, Apple revealed that a selection of employees’ Macs were attacked after users visited a website for software developers.

Playing down the severity of the hacker based attacks, Apple has suggested that no data appeared to have been accessed or stolen by the unlawful intruders, and that it was already working on a patch that would address the issues. The company confirmed that it was also working with law enforcement to find the source of the malicious code.

Far from the first leading tech company to be affected by a recent spate of attacks, Apple follows Facebook which recently revealed that a selection of its employees were last month hit by a malicious hack which once again saw no user data lost.

Less fortunate in terms of reputation damaging attacks, social media outlet Twitter recently saw the personal details, including usernames and email addresses of more than 250,000 accounts stolen in a hack which has caused many to lose faith in the micro blogging site. Further afflicting the company’s standing in the eyes of users, earlier this week Twitter was the focus of another hacking incident when access to the official Burger King Twitter feed was unlawfully gained with hackers claiming the fast food giant had been sold to bitter rival McDonalds.

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Via: WSJ

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