Category: Tech / Sci / February 19, 2013 4:50 PM EST
Apple Inc said on Tuesday that the company was recently attacked by hackers who infected the Macintosh computers of some employees.
The unprecedented disclosure described the widest known cyber attacks against Apple-made computers to date.
Unknown hackers infected the computers of some Apple workers when they visited a website for software developers that had been infected with malware.
The same software was used to launch attacks against Facebook, which the social network disclosed on Friday.
Apple said the malware was also employed in attacks against Mac computers used by "other companies," without elaborating on the scale of the assault.
Hackers have traditionally focused on attacking machines running the Windows operating system, though they have gradually turned their attention to Apple products over the past couple of years.
Apple said it plans to release a piece of software on Tuesday, which it said customers can use to identify and repair Macs infected with the malware used in the attacks.
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