Apple Employees Offered Up To $23,000 For Log In Details By Hackers
In the increasingly connected global world, it takes moments for information to spread from one corner of the world to the other. That's one of the primary reasons of the popularity of the leaks/rumor mill as tipsters always manage to find ways to bring confidential corporate news online. While what (if any) role manufacturers have in this entire chain might never be known, today we've got some interesting news that shows how valuable such information can be. Find out more below.
Hackers Offer Up To $23,000 To Gain Access To Internal Apple System Claims Source
As mentioned above, today's fast paced world allows information to move continents in a blink of an eye and any corporate breach is almost impossible to control once data surfaces online. Hackers are aware of this fact, as should be expected and today we find out the price of an Apple ID used to log in to the company's internal servers and networks.
According to Business Insider, an anonymous source has revealed of offers of up to $23,000 for his/her account details. Access to such an account would give hackers access to a treasure trove of information about the company's current and upcoming products which can be sold to competitors or posted online; whatever suits the hacker's needs.
"You'd be surprised how many people get on to us, just random Apple employees. You get emails offering you thousands [of euros] to get a password to get access to Apple. I could sell my Apple ID login information online for €20,000 (£15,000 / $23,000) tomorrow. That’s how much people are trying." Claims the source.
Another source confirmed this information, stating that hackers generally make such offers to employees who do not have long term career prospects at the company and have not been lifelong employees of the company either. Needless to say, such a breach of Apple's networks could seriously damage the company's plans since it always has been famous for playing things quite close to the chest.
Apple has got its own strict security measures in place to avoid such breaches, with the company having strict guidelines for employees and which facilities/offices they can access. We all saw the storm Sony had to face with last year's hack so Apple's got every reason to be paranoid indeed. Thoughts? Let us know what you think in the comments section below and stay tuned for the latest.