Attack

Hacker group "Anonymous" hits Apple online survey server, publishes user data on 27 individuals

Anonymous, a well-known hacker group, is claiming to have broken into an Apple server and obtained usernames and passwords. The server in question appears to be the abs.apple.com server, which Apple utilizes for online surveys. Anonymous issued a tweet from its Twitter account on Sunday claiming Apple could be a potential target.

"Not being so serious, but well ... Apple could be target, too. But don't worry, we are busy elsewhere,..."

The usernames and passwords of 27 individuals were then published to the text-sharing site Pastebin. As of Monday, that specific server displayed an error message. Apple declined to comment when asked.

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AT&T hacked, iPad 3G owners email addresses harvested

Hackers found a way in to AT&T's iPad 3G registry and, using a brute-force attack based on unique ICC-ID numbers, managed to pull down corresponding email addresses for those users -- who include members of the US military, executive branch, and media companies.

AT&T has since closed the vulnerability and issued the following statement:

"AT&T was informed by a business customer on Monday of the potential exposure of their iPad ICC IDS. The only information that can be derived from the ICC IDS is the e-mail address attached to that device.

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Apple's MobileMe Blog Addresses Phishing Scams

Remember that phishing scam that targeted MobileMe users a while back? The one that may have nabbed hundreds of account holders' information? Well Apple must, because the latest in their series of MobileMe Updates addresses the issue head on:

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MobileMe Phishing Attack Nets Hundreds Of Victims

Remember that warning we posted on Tuesday about a MobileMe phishing attack in the wild? Turns out it's been terrifyingly effective so far. Ars Technica quotes CardCops president Dan Celements:

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WARNING: MobileMe Phishing Scam in the Wild

Phishing attacks, where a bad guy tries to fool you into giving them personal information such as financial account logins, are nothing new on the 'net. Fake emails leading you to a fake bank site to enter your information so that they (increasingly organized crime, often in Russia or China) can log into your real site and transfer out all your money, then steal your identity and sell it off to second and third tier hackers for other nefarious uses.

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