The malware was employed in an attack against Apple and other companies, and was spread through a website for software developers.A statement from Apple • Referring to a malware incident which struck the computers of some of their employees today, believed to have been caused by the same code that hit Facebook last Friday. Apple said that a small amount fo employee systems were afflicted after visiting a website for software developers, where the malware was picked up, and that they’re currently working with law enforcement. They also indicated they’ll be releasing a software update soon, to safeguard users on the consumer end. source
» The reports come less than 24 hours after news broke that six-nation negotiations with Iran, over the country’s nuclear ambitions, broke down yesterday. During the discussions, Iranian negotiator Saeed Jalili continually insisted that the international community lift sanctions and respect his country’s right to enrich uranium. “We had an intense and tough exchange of views,” said EU spokesman Michael Mann, “They responded to our package of proposals from Baghdad but, in doing so, brought up lots of questions.”
You sir make a horrible title.. It should be AWESOME SPECTACULAR PLUGIN RAGES THROUGH FACEBOOK!Dru Mundorff, the creator of LilyJade, a shady Facebook app • Defending his idea in the comments of Russell Brandom’s BuzzFeed article talking about how shady it is. The cross-platform browser plugin, which tricks users into installing it, replaces all the ads on other sites with his. Classy. He’s made a quarter-million bucks off the thing in just two weeks, has already drawn a comment from Wikipedia, a cease-and-desist from Facebook, is for sale on hacker forums, and and as Brandom points out, what he’s doing is gray-area but legal, since users are installing it themselves. Great. Be careful what you click, guys. This is a new generation of malware. And it works on nearly everything.
Iran doesn’t have the bomb yet. But they’ve been trying really hard to get it, according to the latest round of data released from Wikileaks. The Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten, which reportedly has all 250,000 diplomatic cables, has been releasing them slowly but surely, and the latest one is kinda sorta a big deal. The cables portray it as kind of last-gasp attempt for Iran to jump-start its diplomatic prowess. ”A race exists between the bomb and financial collapse,” one French nuclear expert explained in the cable. Some quick numbers:
» Oh, and remember Stuxnet? That computer worm seemingly designed to damage Iran’s nuclear program was reportedly a American-Israeli joint, according to this here article by The New York Times. It was reportedly so effective at causing a malware ruckus that it set Iran’s nuclear program back by several years. Favorite line: “The computer program also secretly recorded what normal operations at the nuclear plant looked like, then played those readings back to plant operators, like a pre-recorded security tape in a bank heist, so that it would appear that everything was operating normally while the centrifuges were actually tearing themselves apart.” Class.