There had been claims that a hacker group had gained access to more than 600 million iCloud accounts but Apple responded to those claims saying that there have not been any breaches to its system and its user data is safe and secure and no data is compromised.
Apple said that these data hacking claims appear from previously compromised third-party services;
“There have not been any breaches in any of Apple’s systems including iCloud and Apple ID. The alleged list of email addresses and passwords appears to have been obtained from previously compromised third-party services.”
Apple also said that it will actively continue to monitor the situation and prevent unauthorized access to user accounts and are working with law enforcement to assure that the data of user remain safe and identify the criminals involved.
Apple also suggested that users should always use strong passwords and not use the same passwords across different services and also to turn on two-factor factor authentication.
This statement comes after a report which suggested that a group of hackers called “Turkish Crime Family” had gained access to over 550 million iCloud accounts. The hacker group said that they would wipe the victims’ devices if Apple refused to pay $150,000 as a ransom price.
Now that Apple has denied this breach, it looks like that these claims were from another affected service and these reports were all false.