Hackers say Apple’s online data has been compromised

Posted on Jul 4 2011 - 2:27pm by Julius

AntiSec, a group of hackers from both the now-defunct LulzSec (Lulz Security) and the online watchdog group Anonymous, posted a document that claims to contain usernames and their corresponding passwords for a server of Apple Inc. This is the latest in a string of attacks that have compromised corporate and government websites around the world.

The hack group posted a document that contains a link to an Apple server, along with 26 usernames and passwords. AntiSec stands for ‘anti security.’

The group’s Twitter account @AnonymousIRC tweeted: “Not being so serious, but well: http://t.co/DOE7Aeh | #Apple could be target, too. But don’t worry, we are busy elsewhere.” The server has been accessed due to a security flaw in a software used by the company.

While it is not likely that the hack will cause damage to Apple, it will serve as a warning to the company that a major technology company is still not safe from attacks from Anonymous and other hacking groups.

This month, LulzSec claimed it had accessed the servers of Apple’s iCloud, which are used by Apple’s cloud photo and music service that is to be launched later this year. The group did not post the information online.

If you are an iPhone, iPad or any other Apple device owner, there’s no need to worry about your personal info getting out, but the regular changing of your passwords might help.

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