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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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  1. NoneSuch Silver badge
    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???

    1. Anonymous Coward
      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.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Devil

        Blimey...

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

  2. Daren Nestor

    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.

    1. Burch
      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.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    If this was Google

    They would be blaming China just about now

  4. Frank Bitterlich
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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.

    1. Annihilator
      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...

    2. a_been
      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." "

  5. Swedish Chef

    Re: Apple hack

    Change your password. Not that big of a deal.

    Steve

    Sent from my iPhone

    1. Anonymous Coward
      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

  6. Erroneous Howard

    Re:If this was Google

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

  7. Gulfie
    Thumb Up

    No problemo...

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

    1. MonkeyDaemon
      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!

  8. Jonathan White
    FAIL

    'business intelligence unit'

    Ah, that wonderful oxymoron...

  9. Getter lvl70 Druid Silver badge
    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....

  10. hexx
    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

  11. Gadget Rage is BAD
    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?

  12. Anonymous Coward
    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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