Apple Employees’ Macs Compromised by Chinese Hackers

A number of Macs owned by Apple employees were compromised by the same China-based hackers that targeted Facebook employees recently, reports Reuters. The news agency says Apple disclosed the breach to its reporters.

Apple, which is working with law enforcement to track down the hackers, told Reuters that only a small number of its employees’ Macintosh computers were breached, but „there was no evidence that any data left Apple.“

The iPhone and iPad maker said it would release a software tool later on Tuesday to protect customers against the malicious software used in the attacks.

The New York Times published an article yesterday laying out how a number of recent hacking attacks against U.S. corporations could be linked to the Chinese People’s Liberation Army.

Macs have traditionally been viewed as significantly more secure than Windows machines, though in the past year there have been a number of compromised machines from the Flashback malware and issues with Java.


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Apple Employees’ Macs Compromised by Chinese Hackers