Apple Security Breach, Hackers Got Access to Small Amount of Survey Data

A group of hackers, “AntiSec” are responsible for the security breach and published a list of 27 usernames and passwords got from the survey hosted on an Apple Business Intelligence website, The Wall Street Journal reported.

The breach was announced by the hackers on their official twitter account of the members of vigilante group “Anonymous” and also defunct “Lulz Security”.

The details hackers posted were taken out from the SQL database of a survey hosted by Apple. It is to be noted that the breach does not include iTunes or 225mn accounts and financial details associated with it.

“#Apple could be target, too,” the group wrote on its Twitter account on Sunday, along with a link to the short list of usernames and passwords. “But don’t worry, we are busy elsewhere.”

“AntiSec” and “LulzSec” have targeted many big companies recently. Sony was compelled to take its network down for a long period of time in the past. The hackers got access to the usernames, passwords, addresses, and worst, the credit card information of the members.

FBI, the CIA, AT&T, the Arizona Department of Public Safety have also been been attached by “LulzSec” in the past.

Apple bolstered the security of its “Apple ID” accounts associated with iTunes and App Store purchases last year after its online forums were hacked. iTunes accounts have also been targeted for fraud, though a large-scale breach of usernames and passwords similar to Sony’s PSN woes has never occurred.

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