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Hackers claim to have broken into Apple's systems before posting a list of names and password hashes online. The FT, in a story careful to make a number of caveats, attributes the hack on what would appears to be Apple's business intelligence unit on infamous and recently disbanded prankster hackers LulzSec. None of this has …

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Joke

Nothing to get worked up about...

Apple is releasing a rubber bumper for your passwords. Isn't that what they do when they have an issue???

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Devil

Bloody revisionists..

Nooo, they blame you for holding it wrong and then release the rubber bumper before quietly announcing that the person/s responsible have left to seek new challenges.

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Devil

Blimey...

Took the fanbois a while to hit this one...

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Seriously?

The media are freaking nuts, these people do this stuff for publicity and they're being given it. The headline should read "Website hacked, news at 11", and the body should simply be a list of companies and dates. Perhaps once a week.

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Holmes

That's why it works though

Free news and no effort. Loads of papers are losing money as it is, serve up a story which requires no investigation or effort and they're laughing.

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Very thin on facts

That FT article (and numerous clones of it around the interwebs) is pretty thin on facts. They are basically reporting about that single tweet which mentions a pastebin entry that claims to contain data pulled from some database from Apple.

And there is not a single fact or source to verify that "idac_hacker" claim.

Pics or it didn't happen.

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Meh

True

But given Apple seldom comment on anything, or just deny when problems occur, you'll probably struggle to ever definitively prove it happened...

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Boffin

more info from the WSJ

" "AntiSec," a hacking campaign that includes hackers from both the online vigilante group Anonymous and hackers from the now-defunct Lulz Security, posted a document containing a link to a supposed Apple server along with a list of 26 administrative usernames and passwords. AntiSec is Internet shorthand for "anti-security." "

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Anonymous Coward

If this was Google

They would be blaming China just about now

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Re: Apple hack

Change your password. Not that big of a deal.

Steve

Sent from my iPhone

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Joke

Re Apple Hack

Update:

Non existant fault not fixed in next iOS release, but new features will remove non existant fault. Apple product have no faults.

Steve

Sent from my iPaq

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Re:If this was Google

If this was Sony.......it'd be down for a month about now.

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No problemo...

They've got it all backed up in Time Machine and iCloud, right?

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Joke

Wrong, not a problem since they can't have hacked in...

... Apple would be runnning Mac OS X, the most secure OS there is. Remember, No Virus! No Malware! No Spyware! No Way Hackers Can Break In!

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FAIL

'business intelligence unit'

Ah, that wonderful oxymoron...

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Pirate

Disappointed

I liked the WSJ report where they called Apple 'the Cupertino-based California gadget maker' better. Perfect chance to pee in some fanbois' tofu this morning and the Reg missed it.

I blame Sarah Bee. Totally her fault for abandoning us....

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FAIL

apple hacked?

seriously, is register also reporting on this non-story? business intelligence survey server is what they 'hacked' and got 26 user names and hash passwords.

they don't hack, they can't. they use pre-made tools for DDoS and SQLi. they just try wherever they can and if they are successful and manage to 'steal' something they tweet about it.

nothing has been stolen here, no customer data, nothing

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Stop

Getting really quite bored..

of these sad little no lifes. Why can't they just go back their mums basements and play WOW and eat pizza like all the other geeks?

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Anonymous Coward

I prefer the dutch version of lul

It's slang for prick. In this case, that's exactly what they are.

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