Apple iCloud hack threat gets worse: Here’s what we’ve learned

Hackers are threatening to remotely wipe an unknown number of iPhones, iPads, and Macs unless Apple pays a ransom. The picture is becoming clearer. This is what you need to know.

Hackers are demanding Apple pay a ransom in bitcoin, or they claim they will remotely erase millions of customer iPhones, iPads, and Macs.

We first noted a few days ago several loose ends and nuances to consider in this developing story. New reporting by ZDNet paints a slightly clearer picture. Continue reading

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Apple iCloud ransom demands: The facts you need to know

Hackers are demanding Apple pay a ransom in bitcoin or they’ll blow the lid off millions of iCloud account credentials.

Beyond the primary headline, however, there are a bevy of loose ends and nuances to ponder.

So far, we know that a London-based hacker group calling itself the Turkish Crime Family, Continue reading

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Apple Releases iOS 10.3

Apple today released iOS 10.3 to the public, marking the launch of the third major update to the iOS 10 operating system since it launched on September 13, 2016. iOS 10.3 has been in testing since January 24 and Apple seeded seven betas to developers and public beta testers before releasing the software.

iOS 10.3 is available as a free Continue reading

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Apple Releases macOS Sierra 10.12.4

Apple today released macOS Sierra 10.12.4, the fourth major update to the macOS Sierra operating system that launched on September 20. macOS Sierra 10.12.4 has been in testing since January 24, with Apple having seeded eight betas ahead of its public release.

macOS Sierra 10.12.4 is a free update for all customers Continue reading

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Security experts at Bitdefender discovered a MAC OS version of the X-Agent malware used by the Russian APT28 cyberespionage group

Security experts at BitDefender have discovered a MAC OS malware program that’s likely part of the arsenal of the dreaded Russian APT 28 group (aka Pawn Storm, Sednit, Sofacy, Fancy Bear and Tsar Team). The Russian nation-state actor was involved in the cyber attacks against the U.S. Democratic National Committee during 2016 Presidential election. Continue reading

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