One Site Likely to Blame for Most Recent Major Tech Hacks

HackersApple, Facebook, Twitter — all hacked. And there’s probably more to come. In the spate of large companies hacked in recent weeks, it seems that many of them have one thing in common. Many of them have visited one compromised web site specifically devoted to sharing information related to mobile development. It’s a hub for many companies concentrated on the mobile space, and it’s not just tech companies. The site is called iPhonedevSdk, according to sources close to the Facebook hacking investigation. After Facebook employees visited the mobile development site in recent weeks, malicious code injected into the HTML of the site used an exploit in Oracle’s Java plugin to infect employee laptops, as the company divulged last Friday. When asked for comment on the site in question, Facebook referred us back to the company’s blog post from last week, without going into further detail.

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Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).

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