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Old 22nd February 2013
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Default Macs in the crosshairs

From http://h-online.com/-1808317

Escalating current events that involved several series of emergency patches and intrusions into prominent companies have slightly distorted our view of the bigger picture: it appears that companies are being spied on with a high degree of technological effort – regardless of whether their employees are using Windows or Mac computers.

A short summary of events: Apparently, unknown perpetrators launched a very targeted attack and hacked iPhoneDevSDK, a forum that is mainly used by iOS app developers. The attackers injected into the forum an exploit for a previously unknown security hole in Java – things like that are worth five to six-digit figures on the black market. The hackers used the exploit to target and compromise the systems of developers working for Facebook, Apple and potentially Twitter. The attack focused on software developers in the mobile area, and its likely purpose was to obtain current project information from the victim's computer. Both Windows and Mac computers were affected.
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