[OT] My iCloud account has been hacked.

Andre Garzia andre at andregarzia.com
Fri May 18 17:24:46 EDT 2012


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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