Hackers demand Apple pay up or millions of iCloud accounts will be wiped

“A group of hackers is allegedly trying to extort Apple by holding its customers’ data for ransom and threatening to remotely wipe iCloud accounts connected to both iPhones and iPads if those ransoms are not paid.

The group self-identifies as the “Turkish Crime Family,” and it is demanding either $75,000 in Ethereum or Bitcoin or $100,000 in iTunes gift cards, according to a report from Motherboard. The hackers gave Apple an April 7 deadline to meet the demands — or else they will start wiping both phones and iCloud accounts.”

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Author: Christian de Looper, Digital Trends