Apple Says It Fixed CIA Vulnerabilities Years Ago

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.

Fuente: Apple Says It Fixed CIA Vulnerabilities Years Ago


Wikileaks filtra nuevos documentos secretos sobre cómo “hackeaba” la CIA cualquier iPhone o Mac – El Mostrador

Bajo el nombre “Dark Matter” Wikileaks publicó una nueva tanda de documentos secretos, en los que detalla varios proyectos de la CIA para lograr infectar y “hackear” cualquier iPhone o Mac.

Fuente: Wikileaks filtra nuevos documentos secretos sobre cómo “hackeaba” la CIA cualquier iPhone o Mac – El Mostrador


LuxLeaks: ¿Revelación de secretos o servicio público?

La última sesión del juicio a los acusados de la filtración de los papeles del escándalo LuxLeaks augura penas de 18 meses de prisión y multasHacemos un repaso de la historia que llevó a dos trabajadores de una consultora encargada de auditar las cuentas de varias empresas a filtrar información

Fuente: LuxLeaks: ¿Revelación de secretos o servicio público?


LuxLeaks prosecutors seek jail term of 18 months for whistleblowers | Business | The Guardian

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.

Fuente: LuxLeaks prosecutors seek jail term of 18 months for whistleblowers | Business | The Guardian


Gang of hackers behind nude celebrity photo leak routinely attacked iCloud | Technology | The Guardian

Gang of hackers behind nude celebrity photo leak routinely attacked iCloud | Technology | The Guardian.

‘Months of hard work’ behind publication of more than 100 stars’ private photos as hackers ask for bitcoin and go underground
Jennifer Lawrence

Hackers claimed to have obtained nude pictures of Jennifer Lawrence at the end of August. Photograph: Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images

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.


FBI niega que hackers se robaran datos de 12 millones de usuarios de Apple

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Miércoles 5 septiembre 2012 | 9:54
Publicado por Gabriela Ulloa | La Información es de Agencia AFP · 212 visitas
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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.


Lanzan “copia” del iPhone 5 en China antes de que Apple lo estrene

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Miércoles 5 septiembre 2012 | 10:39
Publicado por Gabriela Ulloa · 8880 visitas

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.