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Apple hack endangers iCloud?

July 4, 2011

Computer hacker group Anonymous has posted data online that indicates it is able to breach Apple security. Reports say the breach, revealed via Twitter, gave a link to a public Pastebin page, which contained 27 internal Apple usernames and passwords.

Although the data comes from an Apple server believed to be used for online surveys rather than any consumer services, analysts say the damage could be to Apple’s image impregnability as it prepares to launch iCloud services.

Earlier this month, Lulz Security (which claimed responsibility for the Sony hacks) claimed it had breached Apple’s iCloud servers, which are used for the company’s cloud music and photo service that is expected to launch later this year, but the group never posted any of this alleged information online.
In the Twitter message about the data breach, hackers said Apple could become a larger target: “Apple could be target, too. But don’t worry, we are busy elsewhere.”

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