Thursday, May 17, 2012

Apple’s iCloud Allegedly Under Attack By Hackers!!

 



Some iCloud registrants are beginning to notice spam email in their Sent folders, despite having nothing to do with the unsolicited messages ending up in their friends’ inboxes. They believe they’ve been hacked, and they have taken to Apple Support Communities to seek answers.

AppleInsider points out to a couple of small threads on Apple’s forums where several iCloud subscribers are signaling a potential attack on the company’s servers.



"I never use my @me email for anything, and I guarantee someone didn't break into the account by guessing my password (or brute force methods) — it's a pseudoly randomly generated string of 15 numbers, letters (upper and lower case) and symbols (I worked in IT for many years and am perhaps overly zealous about password security, which makes memorization a real pain)," one person wrote.

“I’m worried that Apple's iCloud servers themselves got hacked, as I see there are a few other people on the forums who are reporting that their account was used for spam in the last few hours,” another user said.

These people were reportedly informed by friends that their me.com addresses were sending out spam. After logging in to their accounts, the affected users could confirm the existence of spam mail in their Sent items folders.

Many were related to "making money on your home computer,” the report notes.

Another IT professional with 10 years experience, also affected by the alleged hack, noted that,  “I wouldn't fall for a phishing scam even on my drunkest of days. No, my password wasn't guessed either. Trust me,” he added.

Should these stories be confirmed, the matter will only escalate, as the news will spread like wildfire on the Internet, enticing cybercriminals to continue their wrongdoing.

The Flashback Trojan is a good example of that.


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