Jul 5
2011

Apple the Latest Target of Hackers (Mashable)

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Hacker group Anonymous claims it has hacked one of Apple’s servers and posted usernames and passwords to prove it on their Twitter account, together with a warning that Apple could be a target of one of their attacks. “Not being so serious, but well (…) #Apple could be target, too. But don’t worry, we are busy elsewhere”, Pastebin which apparently contains the user names and passwords from an SQL database table on one of Apple’s servers.

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The site in question (currently offline) is an Apple Business Intelligence website, and the database is related to a survey on the site.

While it’s unlikely that this hack will cause much damage to Apple (the passwords are encrypted), it’s a warning to Apple that, as a high-profile corporation, it is not safe from the recent onslaught of hacking attacks from Anonymous members and affiliated groups.

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Roughly at the same time as Anonymous’s tweet, a Lebanese hacker named Idahc Apple Consultants Network server, but he did not publicly release user names, emails or passwords from the hack.

An Apple spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

[via PCWorld]

This story originally published on Mashable here.

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