AntiSec hackers claim Apple attack

Tim Grey
4 July, 2011
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While LulzSec has apparently hung up its hat on its months-long campaign of creating merry hell, a new cadre of hackers calling themselves ‘AntiSec,’ are claiming they’ve compromised one of Apple’s servers.

The new group, comprised of hackers from the now-defunct Lulz Security and the online vigilante organisation, Anonymous, posted a document at the weekend claiming it’d harvested 26 administrative usernames and passwords from an Apple server.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the hackers claimed that they were able to exploit a security flaw in Apple’s software. However, instead of creating chaos, AntiSec decided to show restraint. “Don’t worry,” they said over Twitter. “We are busy elsewhere.”

This isn’t the first time hackers have claimed an Apple scalp. Before sailing into the sunset (apparently), LulzSec made a post suggesting it had ‘mapped (Apple’s) internal network, thoroughly pillaged all of their servers and grabbed all their source code and database passwords:’

“Some weeks ago, we smashed into the iCloud with our heavy artillery Lulz
Cannons and decided to switch to ninja mode. From our LFI entry point,
we acquired command execution via local file inclusion of enemy fleet
Apache vessel. We then found that the HTTPD had SSH auth keys, which
let our ship SSH into other servers. See where this is going?”

Apple has not as yet commented on the alleged security violation. LulzSec said “The Lulz Boat controls this ocean, chumps.”

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