Can Apple be hacked? Apparently, yes

Molly Wood Feb 20, 2013
HTML EMBED:
COPY

Can Apple be hacked? Apparently, yes

Molly Wood Feb 20, 2013
HTML EMBED:
COPY

Apple is reporting some of its company computers were hacked on Tuesday and is laying the blame with an Internet plug-in called Java. U.S. Homeland Security officials warned earlier this year that Java software could be vulnerable to attacks.

“We are very familiar with business computers being breached, but those are all Windows machines,” says Jim Finkle, who covers cybersecurity for Reuters. “This is the most significant breach of Macintosh computers at a corporation.”

Apple says there is no evidence any data was taken during the attack, which is believed to have been carried out by the same group that recently breached Facebook’s computers.

We’re here to help you navigate this changed world and economy.

Our mission at Marketplace is to raise the economic intelligence of the country. It’s a tough task, but it’s never been more important.

In the past year, we’ve seen record unemployment, stimulus bills, and reddit users influencing the stock market. Marketplace helps you understand it all, will fact-based, approachable, and unbiased reporting.

Generous support from listeners and readers is what powers our nonprofit news—and your donation today will help provide this essential service. For just $5/month, you can sustain independent journalism that keeps you and thousands of others informed.