Apple shared user data with hackers posing as cops

Apple shared user data with hackers pretending to be cops, reports Bloomberg.

The incident happened in mid-2021. Apple received a false request and provided the IP addresses, phone numbers and home addresses of users to the attackers.

Law enforcement officers often request data from technology companies. In this case, the hackers are believed to have first hacked into the police department’s email and then forged the request.

Hackers gained access to law enforcement accounts in several countries and attacked various companies over several months last year, sources told Bloomberg.

Snapchat and Discord received similar requests. The latter provided the hackers with the requested information. [The Verge]

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