ICloud hack

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Hun­dreds of ‘celebrity’ iCloud users saw their ac­count se­cu­rity un­der­mined in Septem­ber as hack­ers used so­cial en­gi­neer­ing and re­search-based tech­niques to get hold of per­sonal images. Ap­ple said the hack was not a re­sult of a ma­jor at­tack on the iCloud in­fra­struc­ture, but of at­tacks on in­di­vid­u­als. The case fo­cused on user names, pass­words and se­cu­rity ques­tions, the company ad­vised iCloud cus­tomers to use strong pass­words and en­able two-step ver­i­fi­ca­tion. On­line com­menters ad­vised choos­ing fake an­swers to Ap­ple’s se­cu­rity ques­tions that couldn’t eas­ily be re­searched on­line.

The hires mir­ror the ex­tent to which Tim Cook’s Ap­ple is reach­ing out for tal­ent from out­side the tech in­dus­try, fol­low­ing 2013’s re­cruit­ment of for­mer Burberry CEO An­gela Ahrendts to lead re­tail, while for­mer YSL CEO Paul Deneve is now VP Spe­cial Projects.

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