Yesterday, WikiLeaks released its latest batch of pilfered CIA material, five documents describing malicious software for taking over Apple MacBooks and iPhones, and wrote in an accompanying post that “the CIA has been infecting the iPhone supply chain of its targets,” prompting concerned readers to wonder if their iPhone or MacBook had been infected on the factory floor. In a statement, Apple says that is almost certainly not the case.
Prosecutors in Luxembourg have called for two whistleblowers on trial over the so-called LuxLeaks scandal to be jailed for 18 months and for a journalist to be fined.Antoine Deltour and Raphaël Halet, French former employees of auditing firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), are accused of leaking thousands of documents to journalist Edouard Perrin.The documents revealed the huge tax breaks that Luxembourg offered international firms including Apple, Ikea and Pepsi, saving the companies billions of euros in taxes.
A gang of hackers who collected and traded nude pictures of female celebrities by routinely breaking into Apple‘s iCloud system were the source of private photographs leaked online, new evidence shows.
Private photos and videos of more than 100 mostly female American and British stars were released on the internet on Monday from the 4chan website, sparking condemnation from the Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence and other actors including Kirsten Dunst, Kate Upton and Briton Jessica Brown Findlay.
Chatroom transcripts show that “OriginalGuy”, a member of the gang who has now gone on the run, boasted that the hacking of accounts belonging to Lawrence and others “is the result of several months of long and hard work” and that “several people were in on it”.
Other chatroom transcripts show that the gang had offered nude pictures of female celebrities and athletes for sale, and others offered to “rip” the iCloud backup accounts containing photos for anyone once they were given their user name and password. The iCloud backups come from the stars’ iPhones, which automatically store photos online for up to 30 days or until they are downloaded.
The revelation comes as the FBI and Apple started investigating the security breach, the most serious ever to affect the iPhone maker and a serious blow to its efforts to push new devices expected to incorporate mobile payment functions next week.
There are more than 800 million iCloud accounts globally – but the chatroom transcripts suggest there is now a growing semi-professional trade in “ripping” iCloud accounts, posing a serious problem for Apple’s security profile.
Un grupo de hackers denunció haber obtenido datos personales de 12 millones de usuarios del iPhone y iPad de Apple, al piratear un computador del FBI, lo que aumenta la preocupación sobre los controles gubernamentales en Estados Unidos.
Goford Electronics, una empresa electrónica china, logró “copiar” el iPhone 5 y lanzarlo antes de que Apple lo presente al público. Lo anterior, gracias a las filtraciones del nuevo modelo de la compañía estadounidense que se han difundido en la web.