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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 »

Hackers threaten to wipe millions of Apple devices, demand ransom - CSO Online

A group of hackers is threatening to wipe data from millions of Apple devices in two weeks if the company doesn't pay them US$150,000. The group, which calls itself Turkish Crime Family, claims to have login credentials for more than 627 million icloud ...and more »

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

Given all the talk in the news about a possible hacker mass-wipe of iCloud accounts, it seems only prudent for users to take precautions, and a good safety measure is two-factor authentication —AppleInsider shows you how to turn it on from your Mac or ...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 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 »

Apple responds to hacker claims, says systems not breached - AppleInsider (press release) (blog)

Apple in a statement late Wednesday responded to claims that a hacking group is threatening to wipe hundreds of millions of iPhones and iPads using stolen credentials, saying its own systems have not been compromised. Earlier in the day, Motherboard ...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 »

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 »

Apple denied it has been hacked after a gang of hackers tried to blackmail it for $100000 - Business Insider

Tim Cook Apple CEO Tim Cook. AP Apple has denied that it has been hacked after a group of hackers attempted to blackmail the company into paying $100,000 (£79,000) in return for the deletion of what they claimed was customers' login information ...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 »