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How to implement Apple's two-factor authentication for security on Mac, iPhone, or iPad - AppleInsider (press release) (blog)

Given the news about the cost of a pilfered iCloud account, it seems only prudent for users to take precautions. A good safety measure is two-factor authentication —AppleInsider shows you how to turn it on from your Mac or your iPhone. Two-factor ...and more »

Apple Responds to Hacker's Threat to Wipe Hundreds of Millions of iPhones - Fortune

Apple is reassuring customers that its systems have not been breached while a hacker, or hackers, threaten to remotely wipe hundreds of millions iPhones of all their data, including photos, videos, and messages. The hackers are using an alleged cache ...and more »

Here's How To Protect Yourself From The iCloud Extortionists (Update) - The Mac Observer (blog)

You may have read in the news that a hacker group is holding a number of iCloud accounts for ransom, or at least claims to. If Apple doesn't pay a certain amount of money by April 7, the hackers will reset the accounts and remotely wipe iOS devices ...and more »

Why is Apple afraid of forcing users to reset their passwords? - TNW

How much is your data worth to Apple? That's the question hacking collective Turkish Crime Family seems to be asking by blackmailing Apple to pay thousands of dollars or have millions of iCloud accounts wiped remotely. The story started a few days ago ...and more »

Hackers attempt to extort Apple with threat to remotely wipe iPhones, iPads - AppleInsider (press release) (blog)

Hackers are allegedly trying to extort Apple by holding its customer's data for ransom, with threats to reset a number of supposedly compromised iCloud accounts and remotely wiping connected iPhones and iPads if they are not paid. The group, self ...and more »

Apple denies iCloud security breach despite evidence from hackers [Updated] - TNW

The iCloud saga continues as Apple has denied breach allegations made earlier this week by a hacking collective better known as Turkish Crime Family. The company further downplayed any threats that hundreds of millions iPhone devices could be at risk ...and more »

People are talking about hackers 'ransoming' Apple — here's what's actually going on - Business Insider

Tim Cook Getty/Justin Sullivan If you don't want to be hacked, don't use the same password across different services. And if you're an Apple user, it's a good idea to check your Apple ID and iCloud account today to make sure it's using a unique and ...and more »

Hackers claim to steal 200 million Apple accounts; demand $75k ransom - Hack Read

Over 300 million Apple email accounts are said to be in the hands of a group of hackers claiming that if Apple is not willing to pay a ransom payment by at least April 7, they will wipe all the user data from those accounts. The group, which goes by ...and more »

Hackers are reportedly trying to ransom Apple - Business Insider

iCloud Web Sign In Business Insider A mischievous band of hackers is reportedly trying to shake down Apple over a large trove of stolen iPhone credentials, including iCloud and other Apple email accounts. The attackers - who identified themselves as ...and more »

Hackers Say They Will Wipe iPhones Unless Apple Pays Ransom - Consumerist

Hundreds of millions of iPhone owners may be up a creek next month, at least according to a hacker group that claims to have unprecedented access to the devices and is threatening to remotely wipe them clean if Apple doesn't pay up. Motherboard reports ...and more »