Recently a group of hackers calling themselves the Turkish Crime Family have announced that they have the login credentials to millions of Apple accounts ranging from iCloud.com to Me.com, and that if Apple doesn’t pay the ransom by the 7th of April, they will wipe millions of Apple devices.

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As to what the situation is right now is unclear, but safe to say that there are probably quite a few people out there who are worried about. This is possibly why there seems to be a recent phone scam that has been making its rounds in which scammers are calling pretending to be from Apple, and are informing their victims that their iCloud has been hacked in order to obtain login information from them.

According to MacWorld writer Glenn Fleishman, he claims that his wife has gotten no less than 6 calls from these scammers. “Earlier on Monday, my wife let me know that “Apple Support” had called about iCloud security. She was dubious, and rightly so. “Apple” then called five more times (and counting). Suffice it to say, it wasn’t Apple, but fraudsters trying to piggyback on reports that a major breach of iCloud credentials could render hundreds of millions of accounts vulnerable.”

If you do receive such a call, it’s best to ignore it. Even if you think there’s a remote chance your account could be compromised, it’s probably best that you go through the motions yourself by changing your password manually. It would probably also be a good idea to enable two-factor authentication.

Filed in Apple >General. Read more about Hack, Icloud and Security.

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