While this may be an empty threat, all owners of Apple devices should be prepared as soon as possible to change the password to access iCloud.
The hacker group “Turkish Crime Family” threaten to Apple – the tech giant requires $ 75,000 in Bitcoin or other cryptovalue or 100,000 dollars in vouchers for iTunes. If until April 7, Apple did not meet their requirements, they will remove the data from hundreds of millions of iPhones, writes Forbes.
Hackers claim to have usernames and passwords of more than 550 million e-mail addresses and domains for iCloud, me.com and will take them to remove photos, videos, messages and any other data from users’ phones.
Apple, calms users and said that there were no hacker attacks and theft of data from their servers, but it comes to user data to hackers who come to steal from other applications such as LinkedIn. However, since many people often use the same usernames and passwords for different services, some of this data from other services are likely to be used to access iCloud-s individual users.
Also, according to journalists from ZDNet, it appears that individual usernames and passwords, which sent hackers to prove that their threats are real, used to access iCloud, which they called “an anomaly that can not to explain, “that it is not clear how the attackers arrived to these data.
Regardless of whether they are empty threats that hackers want to make money or really try to remove data from individual devices, security experts are urging all users of Apple devices to be careful and take additional measures to protect .
The first thing you need to do is make a backup of all your computer files. Then, it is necessary to change the password of iCloud (recommended the use of complex passwords with upper and lower case letters, numbers and symbols) and if you have not already activated, start to use the option for dual verification.
When you activate this option to access your account, unless the code would require a special code that you get the message – if hackers have your user data, you will not have this code, so that without it there being able to access your iCloud and erase all data from your iPhone.