EA Games Hack Apple IDs

Hackers turn EA server into phishing site for Apple IDs

By on March 19, 2014 at 2:15 PM.

Hackers turn EA server into phishing site for Apple IDs

Some ingenious hackers decided to put an Apple ID phishing site where users would expect to find it least: on a trusted website such as EA.com, Internet security firm Netcraft has discovered. As a result of the breach, unsuspecting EA customers were redirected to the fake Apple site – which looks just like the real thing, by the way – and lured into giving away their Apple ID credentials.  More →

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Exclusive: Apple's FaceTime coming to iPod touch, iPad, we detail how

By on July 15, 2010 at 9:13 AM.

Exclusive: Apple's FaceTime coming to iPod touch, iPad, we detail how

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One of our reliable Apple connections (not Jason Burford) just let us know some pretty fantastic news. It’s been widely assumed that Apple will start to roll out their FaceTime real-time communication protocol to more and more of their mobile devices (and possibly their computers), but until now, we’ve been in the dark on how this will actually work. After all, there are no phone numbers to call on an iPod touch or iPad. Here is how we have been told FaceTime will work on non-iPhone devices: More →

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Want Someone’s Apple ID Password? Just Ask Apple for it

By on July 8, 2008 at 9:28 AM.

Want Someone’s Apple ID Password? Just Ask Apple for it

Wow. Just wow. Marko Karppinen, head of a Finnish software development firm specializing in Mac software, just found himself on the wrong end of a security breach. According to his blog post from this morning Karppinen was the victim of a complex, crafty and well-executed scheme clearly carried out by a team of unscrupulous professional hackers. The end result; Karppinen’s Apple ID account was compromised and access to personal data was established for an unknown period of time. So how did this guerrilla team pull it off? They sent the following, umm, complex malicious code to Apple via email:

am forget my password of mac,did you give me password on new email marko.[redacted]@yahoo.com

No, seriously. That’s how easy it was for some grammar-stallion to have Apple change the email account associated with Karppinen’s account and issue a reset password to the new address. Luckily the culprit wasn’t quite smart enough (surprising, we know) to change Karppinen’s security question so he was able to regain control of his account rather quickly. Well, at least no one can say Apple customer service doesn’t act fast. They responded almost immediately to the thief’s email and accommodated him without hesitation. Kudos, Apple Support!

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