“Apple Inc. computers were attacked by the same hackers [since traced to China] who targeted Facebook Inc, but no data appeared to have been stolen, the company said on Tuesday in an unprecedented admission of a widespread cyber-security breach,” Jim Finkle and Joseph Menn report for Reuters.

“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,'” Finkle and Menn report.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.”

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz,” “Dan K.,” and “James P.” for the heads up.]