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  • Group Claims to Have Hacked Apple's Database


    Has Apple been hacked? Based on the revelation shared on 1775 Sec's Twitter page tonight, the answer is yes.

    Although this remains a developing story without much confirmed information behind the series of tweets released by the purported hacker group, those behind the hack job are said to be working with the "European Cyber Army."

    Shared on Twitter are documents purportedly showing that Apple's database has been accessed by an ostensibly unauthorized party. And while it appears by all accounts that the user information is accurate, it isn't known at this time if the passwords and email addresses listed are legitimate.

    So, is it a hoax or is this a serious security breach. For now, we can't tell. If and when Apple formally responds to these claims, we will provide further updates.

    Sources: 1775, Apple Insider
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Group Claims to Have Hacked Apple's Database started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 16 Comments
    1. slim.jim's Avatar
      slim.jim -
      Whatever they got seems like old information. Every device on the list is running iOS 6.
    1. rocky5's Avatar
      rocky5 -
      Quote Originally Posted by slim.jim View Post
      Whatever they got seems like old information. Every device on the list is running iOS 6.
      Regardless if there running IOS6, most people don't change there password ever month, if at all once set.

      The hack a few years ago resulted in my CC linked to my iTunes account being cleaned out, including my overdraft.

      So even if its a hox Change your password, as Apple will deny it like last time, until users start getting compromised.

      Oh & apple doe crap all to help me bar lock my account, thank god for the fraud team at the bank. (Cunts spent all my money on 10 vouchers & apple said there was nothing they could do, so Apple got the cash & so did the thieving ****)
    1. Eonhpi's Avatar
      Eonhpi -
      They just want media attention its all old data that looks like cant be used for anything
    1. jonathan1683's Avatar
      jonathan1683 -
      Quote Originally Posted by slim.jim View Post
      Whatever they got seems like old information. Every device on the list is running iOS 6.


      well maybe they only downloaded some data, seems like if they did gain access they would never have the ability to download it all. Maybe they got some data and just enjoyed the access they had. Apple probably found out and cut them off leaving them with their old info.
    1. PokemonDesigner's Avatar
      PokemonDesigner -
      It's a good thing I have nothing linked to my account.
    1. ThatOneProfile's Avatar
      ThatOneProfile -
      Apple has stopped using UDID's as a (major) part of how services and apps alike recognize a user so having a UDID is pointless, so unless they have valuable info to share, there is nothing to worry about.
    1. blb9556's Avatar
      blb9556 -
      I found someone from my city in the list and looked up his email. Led right to a twitter account for him and even had notes of him using an iPhone. Might not be from apple.com but it's definitely iphone records.
    1. Slim J's Avatar
      Slim J -
      You're an idiot if you go around bragging that you or a group hacked something. If they did, they would go under the category of stupid criminals
    1. luvmytj's Avatar
      luvmytj -
      Quote Originally Posted by blb9556 View Post
      I found someone from my city in the list and looked up his email. Led right to a twitter account for him and even had notes of him using an iPhone. Might not be from apple.com but it's definitely iphone records.
      Curious as to how you located someone you know. There didn't appear to be any names in the list I saw on paste bin. Enquiring minds want to know.
    1. micro_master's Avatar
      micro_master -
      Quote Originally Posted by Slim J View Post
      You're an idiot if you go around bragging that you or a group hacked something. If they did, they would go under the category of stupid criminals
      It's all for the e-peen guys, lots of people are publicizing controversial material that way these days. Be it a "noble" (Snowden or Assange) cause or a devious one (like these idiots.)
    1. holyshnikes's Avatar
      holyshnikes -
      There isn't much you can do these days to prevent this kind of hacking. The hackers are evolving quicker than the defense can build up. Sad, but true.
    1. PokemonDesigner's Avatar
      PokemonDesigner -
      Quote Originally Posted by holyshnikes View Post
      There isn't much you can do these days to prevent this kind of hacking. The hackers are evolving quicker than the defense can build up. Sad, but true.
      Depends on the company. Tech-giants like Apple and Microsoft have to worry more than any lower level tech companies.
    1. PCYoda's Avatar
      PCYoda -
      There are signs this leak isn't directly from Apple, but all the same, it looks like the passwords are hashed anyway, and hopefully they're also salted, in which case, other than providing a list of people & email addresses to spam and/or phish against, it'd seem more of a nuisance than anything else.

      All the same, I also don't like to keep a credit card permanently linked to my AppleID - or any online payment processing login - for this reason.
    1. slim.jim's Avatar
      slim.jim -
      Much of the content in the "leak" is kind of odd. Look at most of the emails at the bottom of the list. Many of them are company emails, specifically game studios, @miniclip.com for example.

      Just setup the two step login.
    1. micro_master's Avatar
      micro_master -
      Quote Originally Posted by PCYoda View Post
      There are signs this leak isn't directly from Apple, but all the same, it looks like the passwords are hashed anyway, and hopefully they're also salted, in which case, other than providing a list of people & email addresses to spam and/or phish against, it'd seem more of a nuisance than anything else.

      All the same, I also don't like to keep a credit card permanently linked to my AppleID - or any online payment processing login - for this reason.
      The hashes aren't salted, looks like this was pulled from the free app a day database. That would explain why the device info and dates on this thing are old.
    1. bigboyz's Avatar
      bigboyz -
      Tell that to the people that were recently raped by Target. Any personal info old or new should NOT be made public unless the person has lost their rights (criminal activity etc) Protecting personal info has always been an ordeal..it just seems to be getting harder and harder to do as technology advances. Funny how that works. Are you really clothed to the naked eye? haha.