Hackers claim to have compromised 300 million iCloud accounts, demand money from Apple

A group of hackers calling themselves the Turkish Crime Family claim that they will wipe millions of stolen iCloud accounts if Apple doesn't meet their demands.
A group of hackers claim to have access to hundreds of millions of iCloud user accounts, and they're threatening to wipe the data if Apple doesn't pay up. Originally reported by Motherboard, the group wants Apple to turn over $75,000 worth of Bitcoin or $100,000 in order for them to delete their copy of the data.

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macOS malware on the rise as Apple silently patches a mysterious new threat called Proton

No one is safe from malware these days, even macOS users. 2017 has been a banner year for malware on Apple computers, including a new threat that allows total remote control from a web console.

Apple recently patched macOS security software Xprotect so it can identify popular malware like Xagent. The same update included a fix for several other types of malware, including one that was previously unknown: OSX.Proton.A.

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How to minimize infection from Xagent, the latest malware threat to OS X

Take these steps to protect your Mac from infection by the recently identified Xagent malware.
By Jesus Vigo
Happy belated Valentine's Day...your Mac has just been infected by malware!

In the latest compromise to macOS security, researchers have detected a new strain of malware called Xagent that is making the rounds and infecting Macs. Yes, you read that right: Macs are not oblivious to malware.

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Think Apple computers are still malware immune? This new attack proves otherwise

A newly detected malware targeting macOS devices can steal passwords and capture iPhone backups. And it's coming from the same group believed to be responsible for the 2016 election hacks.
Mac computers don't fall prey to viruses and malware—at least that's been the prevalent myth surrounding them for the past few decades. For a long time that was true but now Apple's macOS devices control a higher share of the tech market, and that makes them a ripe target.

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5 lessons IT can learn from 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'

Rogue One isn't just a Star Wars story. It's an information security story.
"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" isn’t just a tale of scrappy rebels fighting against an evil Empire. With the issues it raises, including device authentication, asset management, and privilege control, it’s also a story about information security. Well, more like a cautionary tale.

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