Apparently a group of hackers are trying to extort money from Apple. They are demanding a huge ransom for a large amount of icloud and email accounts.
In other words the hackers are threatening to wipe over 300,000 iPhones data if Apple don’t pay £60,000 in Bitcoin, or bizarrely £80,000 worth of iTunes gift cards.
The hackers, known as the Turkish Crime Family, are threatening to reset a number of the iCloud accounts and remotely destroy data from a number of Apple devices on April 7th unless Apple pay up.
The group claims to have access to millions of users accounts. Apparently one persons account has been hacked and a personal video leaked onto YouTube as proof of their capabilities and the commitment to their threat.
One of the hackers has apparently told a source:
I just want my money and thought this would be an interesting report that a lot of Apple customers would be interested in reading and hearing.
At this stage it is hard to tell whether there is actual proof regarding if the Turkish Crime Family can or will do what they are threatening.
If you’re an iPhone owner, it maybe worth taking a backup just in case.