Apple apologized for hacking Apple ID in China

Yesterday, Apple unexpectedly published a formal apology to its customers of 1.33 billion people in China who had been hacked into their Apple ID accounts that were not protected by two-factor authentication.

About a week ago, it was discovered that a hacked and stolen Apple ID was used to steal money through local payment services Alipay and WeChat Pay.

Apple did not indicate how many users were hacked, and how much money was stolen. None of the hacked accounts was protected by two-factor authentication.

Yesterday, Apple wrote that accounts for a number of users had been hacked. “We deeply apologize for the inconvenience that our customers suffered because of the scammers,” the official apology says.

The fraudsters acted by sending emails from real contacts with links by clicking on which the user provided access to their Apple ID data.

This once again proves how important Apple ID two-factor authentication is. If your Apple ID is hacked, scammers will get access to your purchases, photos, messages, iTunes data, cash cards and much more. That is why it is important to use all possible security measures. We also advise to beware of dubious links.

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