Apple: We’re Conscious Of China iCloud Assault, It Did not Hit Our Servers

Following a report of Chinese language authorities concentrating on buyer knowledge on Apple’s iCloud knowledge-storage system, Apple stated Tuesday it was conscious of such assaults and they don’t compromise the corporate’s servers.

"We’re conscious of intermittent organized community assaults utilizing insecure certificates to acquire consumer info, and we take this very significantly. These assaults do not compromise iCloud servers," Apple wrote in a brand new assertion on a help web page on its website. The web page consists of ideas for recognizing potential assaults whereas visiting Apple stated the assaults do not have an effect on iCloud on iOS units, or customers on Macs operating the brand new Yosemite working system and utilizing the Safari browser.

Apple revealed the help web page in response to a Monday report from censorship watchdog Nice Hearth. The group stated Chinese language authorities have been concentrating on residents’ iCloud knowledge, calling it a "malicious assault" and alleging that iMessages, photographs and contacts might have been compromised. Chinese language officers denied the allegations. Apple’s help web page did not explicitly identify the reported Chinese language assault, however an Apple spokesman advised NBC Information that web page served as "our response."


— Julianne Pepitone
First revealed October 21 2014, 1:27 PM