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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 »

Hackers threaten to wipe 200 million iCloud accounts unless Apple pays ransom - NEWS.com.au

TECH giant Apple has brushed off reports that hackers breached its security system and demanded it pay millions in a blackmail attempt. Rod Chester. News Corp Australia NetworkMarch 23, 20171:33pm. Video; Image. Play Video. Play. Mute. 0:00. /. 0:00 ...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 »

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 »

Apple Says iPhone & iCloud Are Safe After Claimed Breach by 'Turkish Crime Family' - Gadget Hacks

New statements from Apple make it clear that they do not believe a hacker, or group of hackers, breached any of their systems. This comes after a recent report from Motherboard that a hacker gang called the "Turkish Crime Family" is threatening to ...and more »

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

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. Motherboard reported on Tuesday that a ...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 »

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 »

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

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 long password. On Wednesday, a hacking group calling itself the Turkish Crime Family told Business Insider that it had ...and more »