[ISN] Apple: Employee computers were targeted in hack attack

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57570096-37/apple-employee-computers-were-targeted-in-hack-attack/ By Josh Lowensohn CNet News February 19, 2013 Apple today said it too was targeted as part of the string of hacking efforts on companies and news agencies. The iPhone and Mac maker told Reuters that hackers targeted computers used by its employees, but that “there was no evidence that any data left Apple.” In a statement, Apple said it discovered malware that made use of a vulnerability in the Java plug-in, and that it was sourced from a site for software developers: 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. 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. Since OS X Lion, Macs have shipped without Java installed, and as an added security measure OS X automatically disables Java if it has been unused for 35 days. To protect Mac users that have installed Java, today we are releasing an updated Java malware removal tool that will check Mac systems and remove this malware if found. […] ______________________________________________ Visit the InfoSec News Security Bookstore Best Selling Security Books and More! http://www.shopinfosecnews.org