After Apple and Facebook, it is Microsoft that has fallen victim to cyber attackers. Microsoft confirmed that the company faced a security breach. The company, in its investigation, found that certain computers which included some in Mac Business Unit were affected by malware. The hack was similar to the ones that happened in other organizations.
As of now, there are no traces of customer data being stolen and that an investigation is being done about the recent attack. These cyber attacks may not come as a shock to organizations like Microsoft, Facebook or Apple. Apple earlier reported that cyber-criminals had placed an attack on its systems, which was similar to the one that Facebook documented. The company also said that it had repelled the data before being stolen.
A cyber-attack was targeted on Apple, and a malware was employed which intruded the systems of Apple and other companies. The malware spread taking advantage of the vulnerability of Java platform. Java programs are used as a "plug-in" for web-browsing. A small number of systems were infected, but they were separated from the network, and there is no evidence of loss of data, says Apple.
Facebook also faced cyber attacks and the company reported some malware infecting its machines.
It also said that the malware came from a mobile developer website. Twitter also reported a similar attack and Twitter's case was severe with 2,50,000 user passwords being stolen. The attackers are yet to be identified and specialists in computer security industry have suspected hackers to be based in China and Eastern Europe.