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Apple devices held for ransom, rumors claim 40M iCloud accounts hacked

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Jul 8, 2016.

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    Since February, a number of Apple users have reported locked devices displaying ransom demands written in Russian.

    Earlier this week, a security professional posted a message to a private email group requesting information related a possible compromise of at least 40 million iCloud accounts.

    Salted Hash started digging around on this story after the email came to our attention. In it, a list member questioned the others about a rumor concerning "rumblings of a massive (40 million) data breach at Apple."

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    The message goes on to state that the alleged breach was conducted by a Russian actor, and vector "seems to be via iCloud to the 'locate device' feature, and is then locking the device and asking for money."

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