Microsoft falls prey to cyberattack even as Apple and Facebook recover – MSFT, FB & AAPL

Boston, MA 02/25/2013 (wallstreetpr) – Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is the worlds largest software maker and this fact probably makes it al the more vulnerable to cyberattacks. The company announced that malicious software had infected a minuscule number of its computers. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) said that investigations are underway and that initial findings do not show any evidence of any customers being affected…

No company has been left unscathed

There has been an avalanche of cyberattacks with Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) internal computers being hit by malware that had been spread via an iPhone developer site The company said that investigations had not been able to find any leak in data and that no data theft had been found. In another incident in Feb 2013, Twitter reported that 250,000 of its accounts may have been hacked. In the same month, the largest social networking site Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) that has over 1 billion members, reported that some employee computers had been infected by malicious software after a mobile developer site had been visited.

Security check

The one common feature of all these cyberattacks is the fact that no specific company is being targeted. On the contrary, software developers are being targeted wholesale and the respective companies are reeling under the attacks.

The online security and the credibility of these software companies is being put under the scanner as the attacks are taking on viral proportions. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has taken this in their stride and said that all large and well established companies will at some time or the other become a target of such attacks and that they have to be persistent with grappling their enemies in the cyber-world.

Shares of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) went up by 0.98% to close at $27.76

Shares of Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) went down by 0.56% to close at $27.13

Shares of Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) went up by 1.06% to close at $450.81

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