Icloud News, Articles and Updates

JLaw nudes hacker pleads guilty to breaking into nearly 240 iCloud accounts

A man from Connecticut, USA, admitted to hacking into the iCloud accounts of prominent female celebrities including "Red Sparrow" actress Jennifer Lawrence and more than 200 others.

Apple's China-based iCloud data centre raises privacy, human rights fears

Human rights activists are concerned that the Chinese government's regulation requiring that Apple host its citizen's iCloud accounts on servers in China could make it easier for that nation to track down dissenters.

Apple release security updates shortly after releasing another KRACK fix

Apple released security updates for its mobiles, set top box and Window's iCloud platform shortly after rolling out another patch for the KRACK exploits.

Remotely locked Apple devices being held for ransom

Some Apple product owners have found themselves on the receiving end of a new ransom attack that has someone locking their device most likely using stolen iCloud credentials and initiating the Find My iPhone remote lock feature.

Update: Hackers threaten to wipe millions of Apple iCloud accounts

Hackers, purporting to be part of a Turkish crime family, are threatening to remotely wipe 200 million iPhones following an alleged breach of iCloud security.

ICYMI: 1Tb DDoS attack, Krebs dropped, Pippa Middleton, Yahoo!

In case you missed it this week, our most popular stories included the news of biggest ever DDoS attack, Krebs dropped over other massive DDoS and future queen's younger sister hacked.

Pippa Middleton's iCloud account hacked

A man who allegedly hacked into the iCloud account of Pippa Middleton, sister of the Duchess of Cambridge, has been arrested.

ICYMI: US team 0days iCloud photos; SC Awards Finalists; Amex breach; Biometrics weak for banking

This week, biometrics isn't quite up to scratch for banking, Amex breached and SC Magazine UK released its finalists for the upcoming 2016 awards.

US team find 0-day to hack Apple iCloud photo, Adele and Harry Styles among victims

Researchers at John Hopkins University have discovered a 0-day bug in Apple's encryption that allowed them to hack an iCloud photo being sent via the secure iMessage system.

iCloud account hijacking can be used to simulate ransomware attack

Having your iCloud account hijacked may be as bad, if not worse, than a ransomware attack because hackers can use Apple's Find My Mac security feature to remotely lock out a device's owner and demand payment to unlock it.

Phishing scheme mimics iCloud to activate stolen iPhones

Researchers at Malwarebytes have spotted thieves using a phishing scheme to unlock stolen iPhones.

iCloud's two-factor authentication silver lining

Last August, a trove of private images leaked online following a series of targeted brute force attacks against celebrity accounts in iCloud, says Silvio Kutic.

Breaches get UK consumers thinking about online security

A new study has found that almost half (47 percent) of UK consumers are taking a greater interest in being safe online.

ICYMI: Lizard Squad arrest, yearly predictions and new iCloud flaw

This week's In Case You Missed It looks at the five most popular articles on SC, including news on Lizard Squad and old security predictions.

iCloud hole closed following brute force attack

A hole in iCloud's security allowed attackers to access any iCloud account via a brute force attack that side-stepped blocks - but it is now reported to have been patched.

ICYMI: Internet of Things bugs, Apple woes in China and the CISO shelf-life

This week's In Case You Missed It column looks at the Internet of Things, Apple's troubles in China and a strongly worded goodbye note by the outgoing head of GCHQ.

More celebrity pictures revealed: Apple and FBI investigating

Celebgate 2: a depressing weekend for some celebrities as more hacked pictures leaked from iCloud.

Cloud computing hit by 'Celebgate'

Enterprises are questioning their cloud strategy after Apple's iCloud service was implicated in the leak of nude celebrity photos. But should one bad Apple spoil the bunch?

'Celebgate' hackers plotted more thefts via Android Flappy Bird clone

Researcher finds more attempts to steal private photos, while Symantec spots a botnet campaign to steal Apple account data.

iCloud hack reviewed

As Apple's reputation is battered, experts explain how to keep your cloud data securely