AnonymousIRC, a twitter account used by former members of Lulzsec (the group behind the PlayStation Network hack) and Scientology-baiting folk from Anonymous, claims an Apple server has been compromised as part of the ongoing AntiSec hacking campaign.
Don’t start staring fearfully at your Macbook or clasping your iPhone to your bosom just yet. It seems the security breach, if it’s legit, is limited to a server used to conduct a survey by Apple’s Business Intelligence group. Still, the group says Apple could be a full on target of its attentions in the future…
The tweet from the AnonymousIRC account links to a PasteBin page showing a list of usernames and encrypted passwords allegedly nabbed from an Apple server. It says: “Not being so serious, but well, Apple could be target too. Don’t worry, we are busy elsewhere.”
In another posting on PasteBin, a Lebanese hacker who goes by the name of idahc_hacker also claimed to have found security vulnerabilities on another Apple website. He explicitly stated he was not related to Lulzsec or Anonymous.
Apple hasn’t commented on the claims but with plenty of major corporations in the firing line, it’s not surprising to see Cupertino getting some attention too.