Apple, 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 is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.