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Hackers trick Apple tech support into giving access to Wired journalist’s iCloud

Last week, attackers socially engineered Apple tech support to hack into a Wired writer’s iCloud account, wiping out the journalist’s iPhone, iPad, and Macbook Air, as well as compromising his Gmail and Twitter accounts.

Mat Honan recounted the gory tale in a blog post:

“At 4:50 PM, someone got into my iCloud account, reset the password and sent the confirmation message about the reset to the trash. My password was a 7 digit alphanumeric that I didn’t use elsewhere.”

Full Story: Apple Tech Support Gave Attackers Access to Journalist’s iCloud