Posted October 03, 2018 05:05:38 It’s been a rough few months for security researchers, as hackers have gained access to thousands of emails, and they’ve used those leaks to target advertisers and other organizations.
However, it’s not just emails that hackers have targeted.
According to the FBI, in December, an anonymous hacker leaked about a year’s worth of data on Apple to an ex-employee.
“In an email that we have, we were given a list of emails and attachments that had been stored on an Apple device,” the ex-staffer told the FBI.
“They included a password, and that was the password that I was given to log into the iCloud account.”
Apple has yet to confirm the leak, and it’s unclear if it’s the same hacker who broke into iCloud last year.
The FBI has since identified the hacker as the same person who accessed the data, but the hacker’s identity has yet a clear connection to the iCloud breach.
To hack your own email, it seems, is a simple enough task, but if you don’t know how, it can be downright difficult.