Apple Hacked By AntiSec, Survey Data Compromised

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that, over the weekend, the hacking group AntiSec were able to find a security breach in Apple’s Business Intelligence website and release a list of 27 usernames and passwords from an online survey. The impact of this security breach is very minimal, especially with the passwords being encrypted, but it’s something that should be taken very seriously by the folks in Cupertino; several other companies have been targeted over the past several months in what has become a hacking phenomenon.

AntiSec, a combination of the Anonymous and now-defunct LulzSec hacking groups, released the compromised data on Sunday on their Twitter account. Thankfully, no other private information has been leaked from Apple, including over 225 million iTunes accounts and their associated credit card numbers.

Not being so serious, but well: http://t.co/DOE7Aeh | #Apple could be target, too. But don’t worry, we are busy elsewhere. #AntiSec

[WSJ]

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