Apple Inc. said Tuesday that some of its employees' Mac computers were attacked by hackers, a rare admission for a company that has long touted its security over PCs running Windows software.
Apple said a "small number" of computers became infected after employees visited a website for software developers that transmitted the malicious computer code.
Apple said Tuesday it would release a software update to protect Mac users, and is working with law enforcement to find the source of the so-called malware.
The disclosure is unusual for Apple, which generally doesn't detail particular attacks. In the past, the company has generally issued notices on its support page of possible vulnerabilities and issued software updates to fix them.