By Jim Finkle and Joseph Menn
BOSTON/SAN FRANCISCO Feb 19 Apple Inc (AAPL.O)
computers were attacked by the same hackers who targeted
Facebook Inc (FB.O), but no data appeared to have been stolen,
the company said on Tuesday in an unprecedented admission of a
widespread cyber-security breach.
Facebook revealed on Friday that unidentified hackers traced
to China had staged a sophisticated attack by infiltrating its
employees' laptops, but no user information was compromised.
Apple, which is working with law enforcement to track down
the hackers, told Reuters that only a small number of its
employees' Macintosh computers were breached, but "there was no
evidence that any data left Apple."
The iPhone and iPad maker said it would release a software
tool later on Tuesday to protect customers against the malicious
software used in the attacks.
Cyber-security attacks have been on the rise. In last week's
State of the Union address, U.S. President Barack Obama issued
an executive order seeking better protection of the country's
critical infrastructure from cyber attacks.
(Reporting By Jim Finkle and Joseph Menn. Editing by Andre
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