Apple staff based in Ireland are being offered up to $23,000 for their credentials. According to Business Insider, there are numerous groups who are interested in obtaining access to internal systems at the company.
From the unnamed Business Insider source:
"You'd be surprised how many people get on to us, just random Apple employees. You get emails offering you thousands [of euros] to get a password to get access to Apple. I could sell my Apple ID login information online for €20,000 (£15,000 / $23,000) tomorrow. That's how much people are trying."
A second Apple employee confirmed the above claim, adding that those seeking said credentials actively hunt for junior managers who have not been at the company for some time. It's believed that employees who jump up or are inserted into said positions are more at risk to sharing their personal details for lump sums of money.
It's not known what these groups of people are after, especially when targeting Apple offices in Ireland.
Source: Business Insider