Hackers demand ransom for 300 million compromised Apple accounts

A hacking group called “Turkish Crime Family” claims to have access to over 300 million iCloud and Apple accounts, and has demanded that the company pay a ransom, Motherboard reported.

They have asked for $75,000 (over R900,000) to be paid in Bitcoin or Ethereum, or $100,000 in iTunes gift cards. In exchange, they have promised to delete the cache of data they are holding.

The hackers are threatening to reset iCloud accounts and remotely wipe people’s devices on 7 April unless Apple pays the ransom.

Motherboard reported that the hackers are inconsistent with their story, though, with one claiming they had access to 559 million accounts.

The hackers also reportedly approached multiple media outlets with the story.

Apple did not respond to Motherboard’s requests for comment.

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Hackers demand ransom for 300 million compromised Apple accounts