Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#2214 The iCloud hackers' bitcoin ransom looks like a fake
A group of hackers who claimed to hold millions of iCloud accounts for ransom said on Friday they'd been paid. But one bitcoin expert says that's bogus.

The Turkish Crime Family grabbed headlines last month by claiming they had the stolen login credentials for more than 700 million icloud.com, me.com and mac.com accounts. They demanded increasing ransoms from Apple while threatening to wipe the data from devices connected to the affected accounts if it did not.

On Friday, the hackers tweeted that they had been paid US$480,000 in bitcoin. As proof, the group posted a link showing a transaction on Blockchain.info, a popular bitcoin wallet.
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#2214 The iCloud hackers' bitcoin ransom looks like a fake
#2213 Matrix ransomware spreads to other PCs using malicious shortcuts
#2212 How to get admin credentials from TPLink M5350 3G/WiFi modem with a text message
#2211 Hacker caused panic in Dallas by turning on every emergency siren at once
#2210 Thousands of fake Google Maps listings redirect users to fraudulent sites each month
#2209 ShadowBrokers fails to collect 1M bitcoins – releases stolen information
#2208 How criminals can steal your PIN by tracking the motion of your phone
#2207 Adobe publishes security updates for Flash, Reader, Photoshop and Creative Cloud
#2206 If you’re somehow still on Windows Vista, upgrade right now
#2205 Dridex campaigns hitting millions of recipients using unpatched Microsoft 0day
#2204 Critical Word 0day is only 1 of 3 Microsoft bugs under attack
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