Edit: After half day, my wife’s Mac started having the same problem. I have then applied the solution that I found in the Apple
Apple Attacked By Hackers And They Were Successful
Reuters have reported that Apple has said that they were attacked by the same group of hackers who hacked Facebook earlier this week. The hackers have reportedly been successful in infecting a “small number” of Apple’s computer.
“Apple has identified malware which infected a limited number of Mac systems through a vulnerability in the Java plug-in for browsers,”
The Malware attack is said to gain access to the companies computers via the same way as the hackers accessed Facebook via a website for and used by software developers.
An Apple spokesman said that there was no evidence that any data left Apple and no user information is said to have been compromised.
“There was no evidence that any data left Apple”
Reuters are also reporting that Apple is working very closely law enforcement to locate the hackers
Facebook, one of the most popular websites is said to have been attacked by the same group of hackers. The company last week confirmed that they have no evidence that users information had been compromised and the hackers had gained access after a handful of employees visited a compromised mobile developer website
So it appears that at the moment there is nothing to panic about as there was only a small number of Apple employees’ computer hacked through a vulnerability in the Java browser plug-in, but said none of its internal data was compromised.