News by Andrew Kameka on Wednesday May 28, 2014.
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Following yesterday's reports that several iOS users were the victims of ransomware hacks on their iPhone and iPad, Apple has issued a statement saying that iCloud was not compromised. Apple issued a short statement that did not provide any clarity on exactly how accounts were compromised; the company would only state that iCloud was not the source of the hacks. The statement reads:
"Apple takes security very seriously and iCloud was not compromised during this incident. Impacted users should change their Apple ID password as soon as possible and avoid using the same user name and password for multiple services. Any users who need additional help can contact AppleCare or visit their local Apple Retail Store."
Though the problem originally appeared to be localized in Australia and New Zealand, some users in Canada and the United States have reported facing the same problem. One possible cause is that a database containing user names and passwords has been compromised and the same credentials are being used to take over iOS accounts. To be on the safe side, now might be a good time to change your Apple ID information.source: ZDNet
Andrew is MobileBurn.com's managing editor. He is based in Miami, Florida.