Chinese government behind attack on Apple iCloud?

Chinese government behind attack on Apple iCloud?
According to a report published on Monday, unknown Chinese authorities are placing their own website in between internet users and Apple's iCloud. This hacking is taking place right after Friday's launch of the Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus in China. According to security site Greatfire.org, people believe that they are connected with Apple's iCloud when in fact, they are talking to a hacker.

Greatfire.org says that the goal of these hackers is to obtain usernames and passwords of iCloud users in order to leak messages, photographs and other content stored using the feature. While the U.S. government and major corporations are stating that the Chinese government is to blame for some of the hacking, Beijing denies it completely. Back in September, hackers allegedly broke into iCloud to help leak pictures of celebrities in various stages of undress.


source: Reuters

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13 Comments

1. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Not gonna be surprise since iPhone is being manufactured at China. shouldn't be the same for U.S. They're putting spyware too in phone made by Chinese company?

2. AnTuTu

Posts: 1612; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

"As always, we recommend using the Internet over a trusted virtual private network."-Mikko Hypponnen, chief research officer, F-Secure" What if that VPN is also being controlled by Chinese Govt.? Lolzz

11. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

He did say trusted VPN, anything using the chinese network backbone isn't considered trusted nor safe.

13. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

So, wait...I owe China a high five for some of those pics? :)

3. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

I doubt the US government installs spyware, but they use a different approach. Most likely certain backdoors (be it intentional or not is anyone's guess) that their spying agencies can exploit.

5. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

Yes...and now that ios and android encrypt data by default they will have to depend a lot more on backdoors(if they don't have the decryption algorithms).

4. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

NSA ChineseNSAClone black.

6. a1369366

Posts: 27; Member since: Aug 24, 2014

we need Chinese government to interrupt NSA and FBI's secreat activity, and they are protecting their people. go China and Russia, stop US from being Superpower!

8. Miracles

Posts: 560; Member since: Aug 31, 2013

delusional much?

7. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Everything blame China, because Obama and Cook are always right and innocent.

9. StanleyG88

Posts: 240; Member since: Mar 15, 2012

The ChiComs only have to hack the NSA to get everything. If the NSA is run like the rest of the US Gov, it should be a piece of cake. Every branch of this gov is totally INCOMPETENT.

10. KonaStang4.6

Posts: 285; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

It must be fun being spoon fed lies. Stop watching Fox News.

12. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Says the guy who believes fatass Ed Schultz and Manbeast Rachel Maddow...

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