Seeking Alpha

Apple (AAPL) is the latest company to say that it's suffered a cyber-attack, with hackers...

Apple (AAPL) is the latest company to say that it's suffered a cyber-attack, with hackers breaching its systems after staff Mac computers were infected with malware when they visited a Web site for software developers called iPhonedevsdk. It's the same site that hackers used to get into Twitter's and Facebook's systems by exploiting a well-known security hole in Oracle's (ORCL) Java software.
Comments (6)
  • mitrado
    , contributor
    Comments (1957) | Send Message
     
    Apple fans believed they could became and FUD and still remain virus-free? Ah ah! :-P
    20 Feb 2013, 03:47 AM Reply Like
  • jpintoctr
    , contributor
    Comments (365) | Send Message
     
    My macs are all well and working. To much hype
    20 Feb 2013, 03:58 AM Reply Like
  • rickraphael
    , contributor
    Comments (270) | Send Message
     
    For conspiracy lovers:
    The biggest Java development platform is Google's Android, so it's no surprise that hackers with Java skills would target Google's biggest competitor in the smart device market, twice in a month.

     

    The legion of attacks on Apple in the past 6 months, whether in the form of overblown critical reviews (remember "purple haze", etc., last fall?), an onslaught of negative analysis in AAPL financial reporting and now cyber attacks says to me that there is a public relations hand behind this. There hasn't been any investigative reporting on this as yet, but perhaps now someone will begin to connect the dots.
    20 Feb 2013, 07:20 AM Reply Like
  • johnofarizonaoregon
    , contributor
    Comments (226) | Send Message
     
    You are on to something.

     

    Jesse Livermore, when he was in his prime, would have caught the smell of strong, hidden hands behind much of the puzzling publicity during AAPL downtrend and especially recently. But Livermore preferred to buy at new highs, so he would stalk AAPL and would only buy when it breaks resistance at $705 again. And then, he would buy it by the truckload.
    20 Feb 2013, 11:01 AM Reply Like
  • BerkeleyBob
    , contributor
    Comments (488) | Send Message
     
    The malware resulted in a denial of service on my Mac. The villain seems to be a program called "Obfuscator". It redirects web searches and results in various security warnings, etc. It lasted for several days and prevented access to bank, broker, Amazon, etc. Not at all amusing. I have to assume that Google, Facebook or Apple or some combination thereof gradually cleared the malware. I am not sure if any of the standard off the shelf software packages can be of much help.
    20 Feb 2013, 02:13 PM Reply Like
  • rrosey2
    , contributor
    Comments (686) | Send Message
     
    I believe there is an effort to take over Apple.

     

    Why else would Einhorn object to having the management give up the right to issue preferred stock ?

     

    Why are funds forcing the stock down To way below value ?

     

    Why so much undeserved bad-mouthing ?

     

    Too much cash...a tempting target !

     

    Best solution..Buy back stock !
    20 Feb 2013, 06:49 PM Reply Like
DJIA (DIA) S&P 500 (SPY)
ETF Tools
Find the right ETFs for your portfolio:
Seeking Alpha's new ETF Hub
ETF Investment Guide:
Table of Contents | One Page Summary
Read about different ETF Asset Classes:
ETF Selector

Next headline on your portfolio:

|