Security is a key element in the new digital era , that is why there is a constant stream of security advice in the specialised media and recommendations from specialists. Not only for users, but also for companies, which like Apple, are always among the targets of people or groups of people with malicious intentions . This time we have received news that, due to the lack of confirmation from Cupertino’s people, is really alarming: some Turkish hackers have attributed an attack against 300 million iCloud accounts . Here are all the details.
Turkish hackers are said to have attacked over 300 million iCloud accounts
A hacker or group of hackers who have identified themselves as the “Turkish Crime Family” would allegedly have access to at least 300 million iCloud accounts , they have claimed; although they would be willing to remove the alleged data cache if Apple pays a ransom early next month as it has become known.
The hackers allegedly demanded that they be paid $75,000 in Bitcoin or Ethereum gift cards, or $100,000 in iTunes gift cards, by April 7, or several iCloud accounts will be reset and the victims’ Apple devices remotely deleted. The email accounts are said to include the addresses @iCloud.com and @me.com.
An attack to which Apple, following American policy, does not intend to give value
It seems that Apple asked to see a sample of the data set, although it is not clear whether the hackers have shown it or not. “I just want my money and I thought it would be interesting news that many Apple customers would be interested in reading and listening to,” said one of the hackers .
The report should be treated with a dose of skepticism, as these allegations could be false, and Apple has yet to confirm what has been reported and give its opinion on the matter.
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