Printed from http://www.electronista.com

iPhoneDevSDK says tech industry hacks tied to admin account

updated 02:49 pm EST, Wed February 20, 2013

Threat has ended, site owner says

The recent hacker attacks on Apple and Facebook are specifically connected to a compromised administrator account on the iPhoneDevSDK forums, says the website's owner, Ian Sefferman. While the site has been implicated before, little else was known beyond the site being infected with malware. In a blog post, Sefferman explains that the cracked admin account was used to alter the site's theme and inject malicious JavaScript code.

The attacker(s) ended their efforts on January 30th. Like other parties involved in the incident, Sefferman claims that no user data appears to have been stolen. The site may now be safe to visit, but for the time being MacNN will avoid linking to it directly.

Unmentioned by Sefferman is the possible identity of the hacker(s). While most reports have pointed to a Chinese group, Bloomberg sources have pointed to a criminal gang in eastern Europe or Russia. Agencies like the FBI and the Secret Service are reportedly investigating.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

STM Trust technology bag

The search for a good messenger bag that doubles as a laptop bag is something many travelers find themselves facing at least once. Bet ...

PenClic Bluetooth mouse

Windows 8 aside, computer users have been trained that a mouse is the proper way to navigate through the desktop for many years now. T ...

Cat B100

Cat is primarily known for its heavy-duty machinery used in the construction industry and farming, among other areas. What may not be ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News