[OT] My iCloud account has been hacked.

Bob Sneidar bobs at twft.com
Fri May 18 17:35:14 EDT 2012


Sorry to hear that Andre. Have you sold or otherwise lost an iDevice? That *may* account for it. I lost one, and subsequently "bricked" it, but I don't think they ever connected to the internet before they extracted my information. Can't brick an iPhone if you can't see it on the Internet. 

Bob


On May 18, 2012, at 2:24 PM, Andre Garzia wrote:

> Folks,
> 
> As some here may know, long time ago I went by the online alias of Soapdog
> and my email was soapdog at mac.com. I created that email when iTools and
> MacOS 9 were new things and went thru dotMac, mobileMe and now iCloud. Some
> hours ago, I received a call from my father saying that my account was
> spamming him. I decided to check and indeed, my account had a spam email in
> the outbox for every contact in the iCloud contact list. This was not
> spoofing, someone actually sent email thru my account. Keep in mind that I
> am paranoid. The iCloud is only accessed by my iDevices and my Mac box. I
> don't use mail.app. I checked the headers in the message and it appears
> that the message was sent using the mobileMe webmail client from Japan.
> 
> I went to the online apple forums and saw that I am not alone in my
> problem. There are other users facing the same thing so I suspect that some
> amount of iCloud accounts have been hacked at the source. My machine is
> free of virus and trojans and no one has my credentials. I already changed
> my password.
> 
> So, I apologize for the emails that some of you guys received from my old
> account. For those using iCloud, I tell you to check your account, you may
> have been hacked too.
> 
> Sorry
> andre
> 
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