Got An iPhone? Better Read This
Hackers have moved on from celebrities and important types to everyday peeps like you and me to steal stuff. Because they can. Don't let them.
A group of hackers called the Turkish Crime Family managed to get a list of at least 300 million people's iCloud passwords.
They're threatening Apple that they're going to log into those accounts and remotely wipe the data on ALL of their iPhones on April 7th...unless Apple pays them a ransom. They want either $75,000 in Bitcoin or $100,000 in iTunes gift cards.
They say if Apple pays up, they'll delete the list.....but it's a tricky spot for Apple. $100K is insignificant to a company that big...but once you start negotiating with hackers and blackmailers, it sets a very dangerous precedent.
So what should YOU do? One, you should back up anything that's important from your phone ASAP, especially photos. Two, change your iCloud password. And three, hope that either the hackers are bluffing or Apple figures out how to protect you so this just winds up being a false alarm.