"Turkish Crime Family" is about to delete 300 million iCloud accounts

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  1. sergekills macrumors member


    Mar 22, 2017
    Moscow, Russia
    A hacker or group of hackers is apparently trying to extort Apple over alleged access to a large cache of iCloud and other Apple email accounts.
    The hackers, who identified themselves as 'Turkish Crime Family', demanded $75,000 in Bitcoin or Ethereum, another increasingly popular crypto-currency, or $100,000 worth of iTunes gift cards in exchange for deleting the alleged cache of data.
    According to one of the emails in the accessed account, the hackers claim to have access to over 300 million Apple email accounts, including those use @icloud and @me domains. However, the hackers appear to be inconsistent in their story; one of the hackers then claimed they had 559 million accounts in all. The hackers did not provide Motherboard with any of the supposedly stolen iCloud accounts to verify this claim, except those shown in the video.
    The full article is available here.
    What do you guys think?
  2. zorinlynx macrumors 601


    May 31, 2007
    Florida, USA
    Might want to change your password, ensure two-factor is enabled on your account, and check your list of logged in devices to make sure there isn't anything you don't recognize.

    Also BACK UP YOUR DATA. Don't depend solely on iCloud. You should have at least two copies of your irreplaceable data in addition to iCloud, preferably more.
  3. Weaselboy Moderator


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    Jan 23, 2005
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