Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) knows what it's like. Their site experienced problems caused by hackers for four days in December. Other banks, such as U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) and Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC), have been attacked in a similar fashion as well. Apparently JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) was the first on a list of nine banks in a new string of attacks, linked to an Islamic terrorist group, Izz ad-Din al-Qassam. Even the Federal Reserve has been under cyber attack. Tech companies Tech companies are being targeted more frequently as well. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) fell victim to attacks back in February. The hackers apparently hacked some employees' Mac computers when these employees visited a website for software developers. This website was infected with Malware, designed specifically to attack Macs, and it infected the Mac computers by exploiting a flaw in Java software used as a plug-in on Web browsers.
Courtesy: Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Press Info This same malicious software was apparently also responsible for hacking Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) as well. The shift from hackers focusing strictly on PCs and moving to Macs also may take away some of Apple's security image, as Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) security expert Charlie Miller explained that (in reference to the Mac OS X Operating system), "The only thing that was making it safe before is that nobody bothered to attack it. That goes away if somebody bothers to attack it." How to invest