In a blog post made by the Microsoft Security Response Center, the company admitted to joining an elite group of cyberattack victims. All through February announcements were made by Twitter, Facebook and most recently Apple, who all may have dealt with the same malware.
Apple was the latest victim of a targeted OSX malware infection which turned out to be the same exploit that hit Facebook and Twitter recently. The offending Java plug-in has been identified and Apple have issued a security update. Apparently no data was compromised.
In a blog post yesterday, Facebook revealed it was the latest target of sophisticated hacking. Employee laptops were infected but so far no user data seems to have been compromised. Other high-profile targets in recent weeks include The New York Times and Twitter.
In a blog post yesterday, Twitter has stated that they have been hit by a cyberattack and that approximately 250,000 user accounts have been compromised. A a precaution they have reset the passwords and revoked session tokens for the affected accounts.
Yesterday, the British courts fine Sony for having insufficient security measures on their Play Station Network (PSN) that should have prevented a cyberattack. The attacks occurred back in April of 2011 and put at risk millions of players personal information.