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Hackers still threaten a remote wipe of iPhones, despite Apple’s statement

Added: 25.03.2017 7:20 | 2 views | 0 comments


After news had emerged earlier this week that a hacker group called Turkish Crime Family (TCF) , Apple said that its servers and databases . Instead, the company said that hackers may be using user databases acquired from massive data breaches that affected other parties, such as LinkedIn.
Since the initial disclosure, the TCF reached out to media to provide additional details about their anti-Apple quest, explaining some of their reasoning behind the attack.

In an email from a TCF domain to BGR that was likely distributed to other members of the media, the hackers say they’re still committed to unleashing the attack come April 7th, unless Apple pays up.
The message, which reads like an ad-hoc press release coming from a hackers startup — the email does come from a “press” email account — explains that the report that said the hackers want $75,000 in ransom is false. The hackers also claim that all the communication with Apple was done via ICQ, and all the chats were kept private.
“[We] requested $100,000 for each of our members which is 7 in total or $1 million worth in iTunes vouchers for instant resale at 60% of the original gift card value + Some private stuff that we have agreed not to publicize as we believe it may ruin Turkish Crime Family and Apple relations,” the hackers say. “The second thing is worth more to us than money.”
The hackers say that Apple will force users to reset their passwords to stop them and avoid “serious server issues and customer complaints.”
The TCF group claims it can reset some 2,550 iPhones per minute per server, which amounts to over 38 million accounts per hour. As for the number of affected accounts, it was bumped “from 519 million to 627 to then 717 million.” A Twitter for the group mentioned that 200 million iCloud accounts will be factory reset.
https://twitter.com/turkcrimefamily/status/844225625909051393
Why are they targeting Apple? Well, strangely enough, this appears to be some sort of retaliation for the recent measures the Department of Justice has taken against the four hackers , an attack that may have affected more than 500 million users.
“We're doing this because we can, and mainly to spread awareness for Karim Baratov and Kerem Albayrak which both are being detained for the Yahoo hack and one of them is most probably facing heavy sentencing in America,” the hackers said. “Kerem Albayrak on the other hand is being accused of listing the Yahoo database for sale online.”
The group says this isn’t a political attack, and that the TCF is a new criminal organization with a lot of resources and power. “This is just the start,” they say. They even have a media department.
The attack on Yahoo was actually a military operation conducted by Russia, the FBI’s investigation proved, so it’s strange to see the hackers claim this isn’t political.
Is this threat real? That remains to be seen. I think it's rather unlikely for this massive remote iPhone wipe to happen. Not because Apple confirmed its servers were not hacked but because of this whole messy PR campaign coming from the hackers. But fo yourself a favor and change your Apple ID password especially if you’ve been using it for any of the online services that were hacked in recent years.

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BREAKING Barca deny making contact with Athletic over Valverde

Added: 24.03.2017 22:12 | 4 views | 0 comments

Barcelona have "flatly denied" asking Athletic Bilbao for permission to speak to Ernesto Valverde as a possible replacement for Luis Enrique. Valverde has been strongly linked with a switch to Camp Nou after Luis Enrique announced his intention to leave the club at the end of the season. Reports in Spain on Friday suggested Barca ...]

From: www.soccernews.com

On the trail of Parkinson's disease

Added: 24.03.2017 18:30 | 11 views | 0 comments

The molecular causes of diseases such as Parkinson's need to be understood as a first step towards combating them. Chemists recently succeeded in analyzing what happens when selective mutations of the alpha-synuclein protein occur -- a protein that is closely linked to Parkinson's disease.

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Why thick skin develops on our palms and soles, and its links to cancer

Added: 24.03.2017 17:26 | 2 views | 0 comments

Foot callouses/keratoderma (thickened skin) can be linked to cancer of the esophagus (gullet), report researchers.

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On the trail of Parkinson's disease

Added: 24.03.2017 17:03 | 2 views | 0 comments

The molecular causes of diseases such as Parkinson's need to be understood as a first step towards combating them. Chemists recently succeeded in analyzing what happens when selective mutations of the alpha-synuclein protein occur -- a protein that is closely linked to Parkinson's disease.

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Philadelphia Phillies Interested in Angel Pagan For Some Reason

Added: 24.03.2017 12:16 | 10 views | 0 comments

The Philadelphia Phillies are a rebuilding team that has a habit of picking up flippable veterans during the offseason. The latest vet that they have been linked to is Angel Pagan.According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Philadelphia Phillies are showing interest in free agent outfielder Ange...

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From: www.foxsports.com

Twitter considers enhanced version of TweetDeck for professionals

Added: 24.03.2017 3:28 | 2 views | 0 comments


Twitter has started surveying users to check their interest in a new enhanced version of its TweetDeck product, raising the possibility that the company is considering a paid version of its service.
The move by Twitter comes in the wake of its almost flat revenue growth and a lackluster increase in the number of its users in the fourth quarter in comparison to the company's social networking peers like Facebook.
A subscription-based version of its service would be in line with the strategies of some other Internet services like Microsoft-owned LinkedIn, which offer additional features to paid users.
Twitter said in an emailed statement that it is conducting a survey "to assess the interest in a new, more enhanced version" of TweetDeck, the application for power users of Twitter that lets manage multiple accounts and schedule tweets for posting later.

From: www.pcworld.com

How Can Vitamin D Help With Psoriasis?

Added: 24.03.2017 2:11 | 2 views | 0 comments

What is vitamin D and how is it linked to UVB? Learn how to get more vitamin D and how other vitamins and supplements may help with psoriasis.

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From: www.medicalnewstoday.com

Prosecutor: Man linked to bombs wanted to explode himself

Added: 24.03.2017 0:50 | 3 views | 0 comments


DENVER (AP) - Prosecutors say a former Marine accused of leaving pipe bombs in the safe in his downtown Denver hotel room planned to strap the explosives to his waist and blow himself up in Pueblo.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Julia Martinez argued Thursday that 36-year-old Adam Hayat should be held ...

From: www.washingtontimes.com

Palliative care linked to fewer repeat hospitalizations

Added: 23.03.2017 17:15 | 1 views | 0 comments

Comfort care for advanced cancer patients is associated with fewer repeat hospitalizations and more hospice referrals, according to a study highlighting how this approach may offer chronically sick or terminally ill people a better quality of life.

From: www.channelnewsasia.com

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