Gizmodo employee's iCloud account hacked; iPhone/iPad/MacBook all remote wiped

b24pgg

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Jan 28, 2009
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Scary. This guy had his Google/Twitter/iCloud accounts all connected so with one password (still not determined how it was obtained) the hacker was able to remote wipe every iDevice, delete the Google/Gmail accounts, and send malicious tweets.

Let this be a warning to exercise extreme caution when linking accounts.

http://www.emptyage.com/post/28679875595/yes-i-was-hacked-hard
 

ChristianVirtual

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Poor guy, Scary it is ... And like with all tools: remotewipe it can be used for good and bad.
Time to verify the segregation & diversity of accounts and password quality again.