Apple spends millions on advertising claiming that their computers cannot catch viruses. However, they don’t advertise their systems are hack free. A hacker groups claims to have hacked Apple’s iCloud system, but the computer giant says not so. Might be wise if you change your password.
A hacker group claiming to have access to hundreds of millions of iCloud accounts threatened to remotely wipe iPhones associated to these accounts unless Apple pays a ransom amounting to up to $100,000 in cryptocurrency or iTunes gift cards. Just as we suspected at the time, Apple has now confirmed that its servers were not breached. But that doesn’t change the fact that some hackers out there believe they can remotely wipe iPhones linked to certain Apple IDs so it’s time to change passwords again.
“There have not been any breaches in any of Apple’s systems including iCloud and Apple ID,” a company spokesperson told Fortune. “The alleged list of email addresses and passwords appears to have been obtained from previously compromised third-party services.”
Apple did not confirm the authenticity of the data the Turkish Crime Family says it has, as the report notes. A person familiar with the email accounts and passwords contained in that data set says it matched the LinkedIn breach from 2012 when hackers grabbed information tied to more than 100 million accounts.