Anonymous Hacks Apple Server

by Jonathan N
This Article talks about how one of Apples servers were hacked into by a group named Anonymous. The group Anonymous broke into one of Apples less important servers which is used to process technical support follow-up surveys. The hack ended up revealing only 27 customer Apple User name and Passwords. Apple has made it clear that no personal customer data has been retrieved from the attack. Anonymous posted on their twitter account that they should not need to worry because they are busy hacking elsewhere. However, Apple immediately took the affected server offline just incase of any more risk. Lulzec, which is a former hacker group used a similar style of hack with the user name and password dump of the mysql database on the Apple machine. Lulzsec used SQL injections to pilfer information from Sony Pictures¬† and PBS, as well as the website of the Mosman Council in Sydney, Australia. Lulzec has made former claims that it has broken into Apples ICloud server by claiming, “After mapping their internal network and thoroughly pillaging all of their servers, we grabbed all their source code and database passwords, which we proceeded to shift silently back to our storage deck.” Apple has yet to make a comment on either attacks.

This article was very interesting because I never believed that such an established organization like Apple could ever have the capabilities of getting hacked into. I believe that Apple needs to increase their internet security so such claims and allegations could ever be made.

This Article was relevant to the class lesson because we are talking about MySql which is a database server and how Apples database server has been claimed to be hacked into.

 

David Murphy (July 4, 2011) Anonymous Hacks Apple Server

Retrieved From: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2388025,00.asp

 

3 thoughts on “Anonymous Hacks Apple Server”

  1. So Anonymous is back in the scene eh? last i heard of them was when they hacked into Sony servers and stole all of the customers info. I cant help it notice that Anonymous always paves the way for Lulzec though. This only helps put things into perspective, especially for cloud services. The security needs to be top notch if providers want their customers to feel safe uploading sensitive data into their servers. Good article.

  2. I’ve seen a lot of logic as to why Anonymous attacks certain groups, but I kind of wonder why they would hack into Apple and steal usernames and passwords. Doesn’t quite seem to fit into their adagio of fighting for the people of the internet, no?

  3. A lot of Anonymous activity is for making a political statement, but I don’t really see any of that happening here, but I would think that now that they have been able to get into one of Apple’s “less important” server, they are going to continue until they get some sensitive information from an important server later.

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