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Apple: Macs recently hit by same hackers who targeted Facebook

The attack on Apple employee computers comes on the heels of announcements from Burger King and Jeep that their Twitter accounts were hacked.

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In a picture taken on May 15, 2012, a girl logs into Facebook on her smartphone in Kuala Lumpur. More than one in four of Facebook's estimated 900 million-plus users are in Asia – India's 45 million and Indonesia's 42 million rank third and fourth worldwide behind the United States and Brazil. (SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Apple said Tuesday it was recently attacked by hackers who infected the Macintosh computers of some of its employees, Reuters reported.

The report described it as the "widest known cyber attack targeting Apple computers used by corporations," according to Reuters.

The hackers reportedly infected the Macs with malware when Apple employees visited a software developer website.

The same software, which exploits a known flaw in Oracle's Java software, also was responsible for an attack on some Facebook employees' computers on Friday.

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"We identified a small number of systems within Apple that were infected and isolated them from our network. There is no evidence that any data left Apple," the company said in a statement obtained by CNN.

The announcement is just the latest in a slew of attacks that have hit Twitter, The New York Times and the US Department of Energy, among others, according to CNN.

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The Twitter accounts for Burger King and Jeep were also hacked over the last two days, ComputerWorld reported.

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