Apple staff members' machines were affected by the same malicious software that caused problems at Facebook last week.

This article titled “Apple workers targeted by hackers” was written by Ben Quinn and agencies, for guardian.co.uk on Tuesday 19th February 2013 23.45 UTC

Apple has revealed that it was targeted by hackers exploiting the same software that was used to launch a recent attack on Facebook.

The company said unknown hackers infected the machines of some Apple workers when they visited a website for developers that had been infected with malicious software designed to attack Mac computers, according to Reuters.

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