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'AplusWebMaster' date='Aug 7 2012, 07:46 AM' post='793676']



iCloud attack began with Amazon hack

- http://h-online.com/-1661646

7 August 2012 - "... Mat Honan has detailed how attackers broke into his iCloud account and remotely wiped his iPhone, iPad and MacBook. In an article in Wired*, Honan explains how the attackers used flaws in Amazon's and Apple's customer service lines to expose his iCloud password... Once the account had been breached, Honan notes that the password reset email messages from the services were quickly moved to the trash by the attackers and within forty minutes of the call to Apple they had reset his Twitter password, posted a claim to the hack on his Twitter account, deleted his Google account and sent wipe commands to Honan's iPhone, iPad and MacBook. He has since been contacted by the hackers who say they were only attempting to "grab" his three character Twitter id and that the account deletions and device wiping were collateral damage... Apple told the New York Times** that it made a mistake when resetting the password, and protocols were not completely followed in this case..."


* http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2012/08/app...an-hacking/all/


** http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/06/m...an-itunes-hack/

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