Hacker cluster Anonymous claims it’s hacked one among Apple’s servers and posted usernames and passwords to prove it on their Twitter account, along with a warning that Apple may well be a target of 1 of their attacks.
“Not being thus serious, however well (…) #Apple may well be target, too. however don’t worry, we tend to are busy elsewhere”, tweeted @AnonymousIRC, along with a link that results in a text file on Pastebin that apparently contains the user names and passwords from an SQL database table on one among Apple’s servers.”
The site in question (currently offline) is an Apple Business Intelligence web site, and also the database is expounded to a survey on the location.
While it’s unlikely that this hack can cause abundant harm to Apple (the passwords are encrypted), it’s a warning to Apple that, as a high-profile corporation, isn’t safe from the recent onslaught of hacking attacks from Anonymous members and affiliated teams.
Roughly at constant time of Anonymous’ tweet, a Lebanese hacker named Idahc claimed via Twitter he had found an SQL vulnerability in Apple’s servers. The hacker, who says he’s not affiliated with either LulzSec or Anonymous, claims he had successfully used the attack on the Apple Consultants Network server, however he failed to publicly unharness user names, emails or passwords from the hack.
An Apple spokesperson failed to immediately reply to letter of invitation for comment.