Apple Customer Says Company Employee Threatened to Leak His Files as Revenge

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michael louwe
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Apple Customer Says Company Employee Threatened to Leak His Files as Revenge

Post by michael louwe » Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:51 am

http://news.softpedia.com/news/apple-cu ... 0150.shtml
Apple Customer Says Company Employee Threatened to Leak His Files as Revenge
It all happened because he wanted to delete iCloud account
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http://news.softpedia.com/news/the-fapp ... 0083.shtml (The Fappening [2018]: Nude Photos of Peter Andre and Wife Emily Leaked. The photos have been stolen from iCloud accounts)
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It's not very secure to put your private stuffs in the Cloud, especially in China.

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Re: Apple Customer Says Company Employee Threatened to Leak His Files as Revenge

Post by xenopeek » Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:02 am

What's your point in sharing this article? I mean, the writer even undermines it by writing:
the phone number and email addresses of an Internet user can be obtained from a wide variety of sources, especially in the case of public accounts, so there’s no proof that the Apple employee, if he was indeed an Apple employee, indeed got access to iCloud data.
As for the second article, that also doesn't have any facts. It speculates the "hack" happened by phishing. Perhaps information to gain access to their account was obtained from some major website hack (https://haveibeenpwned.com/).

Both of these sound like PEBKAC. Don't ever reuse passwords. Don't click on links in emails that allege you need to change your password for some website but type the address of the website in your browser yourself.

But sure, if you're going to be using online storage for sensitive material (e.g., more than just your music) do it in a way that encrypts your files locally with some other program first if you're worried about it. So even if somebody gains illegitimate access to your online storage, they can't do anything with the files.
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Re: Apple Customer Says Company Employee Threatened to Leak His Files as Revenge

Post by catweazel » Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:11 am

michael louwe wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:51 am
It's not very secure to put your private stuffs in the Cloud...
Where's my tinfoil hat?
A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it. - Max Planck

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