On Tuesday, the tech giant Apple Inc., announced that there are a few of their Mac computers based in California have been attacked by a malicious software. Luckily, the hackers were not successful in stealing any of the company’s data.
Hackers attacked quite a few numbers of the company’s computers who have taken advantage of the Java plug-in flaws for Web browsers. This was just the same with the infection that struck Facebook the previous week.
According to people from Apple, the malicious software was applied in infiltrating Apple and other companies. It was also spread throughout a website for software developers.
The vulnerability of Java plug-in is widely known. Thus, the Silicon Valley company has tried to disable the plug-in on all Mac computers. It was the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that recommended to disable the Java plug-in in all web browsers in order to prevent malicious attacks.
Apple Inc. explained that there were no stolen data despite the malicious attack. However, Apple is still working closely with law enforcement to find the primary source of the breach.
Facebook is not the only website that was attacked in the previous days. It is clear that there are others, like Apple Inc. and Twitter, that has been attacked by these hackers.
According to the information security director of Twitter Bob Lord, the attacks that were done are not works of amateurs. He also believes that this is not an isolated case because attacks and breaches are now made everywhere.