Yesterday it was reported that malware had infiltrated the Macs of Apple’s employees. It was big news because this is the first attack to affect Apple internally on such a big scale. The source of the malware was traced back to a popular forum for iPhone developers called iPhoneDevSDK. A vulnerability in a Java plugin on the site allowed for hackers to hijack the plugin and use it to insert malware.
While iPhoneDevSDK has been a dangerous site to visit due to the hack, the site’s administration has confirmed that it is “clean” to use again.
According to Bloomberg, the attack most likely originated from a “gang of hackers” in Eastern Europe who wanted to steal company secrets. Apple wasn’t the only tech giant that was hacked; Facebook and Twitter fell victim to the malware too.
- Via The Verge