This is a confusing turn in an already confusing story, but the upshot should be reassuring to Apple users. If the database really is built from public credentials, it’s likely to be far smaller and far less damaging than the group initially promised. You should still change your iCloud password and set up two-factor verification both of which are worthwhile regardless but it’s looking less and less likely that you’ll need to. So far, the group seems to be more interested in securing a quick payout than causing havoc, which makes it far more likely that the April 7th deadline will come and go uneventfully.
- Hackers like those associated with the Turkish Crime Family are banking that people won’t protect their accounts and devices.
- Recently the Turkish Crime Family threatened to remotely wipe at least 200 million Apple devices unless Apple pays them a ransom of $75,000-$100,000.
- We are working with law enforcement to identify the criminals involved. To protect against these type of attacks.
“Recently the Turkish Crime Family threatened to remotely wipe at least 200 million Apple devices unless Apple pays them a ransom of $75,000-$100,000.”