Misuse of Apple’s enterprise developer program certificates continues to make news, with a new report from Reuters outlining how software pirates have been using the program to distribute hacked versions of popular apps like Minecraft, Pokemon Go, Spotify, Angry Birds, and more.
Using so-called enterprise developer certificates, these pirate operations are providing modified versions of popular apps to consumers, enabling them to stream music without ads and to circumvent fees and rules in games, depriving Apple and legitimate app makers of revenue.
The software pirates in turn make money by charging some users annual subscription fees for [...]
Russia-based cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab today said that while „hardware supply chain attacks are a reality,“ evidence suggests Bloomberg Businessweek’s report about Chinese intelligence tampering with server motherboards manufactured by Apple’s former supplier Supermicro is „untrue.“
Apple data center Kaspersky Lab said the report „should be taken with a grain of salt“ in its 14-page analysis of the alleged attack, obtained by MacRumors:
The stories published by Bloomberg in October 2018 had a significant impact. For Supermicro, it meant a 40% stock valuation loss. For businesses owning Supermicro hardware, [...]
Rob Joyce, Senior Advisor for Cybersecurity Strategy at the NSA, is the latest official to question the accuracy of Bloomberg Businessweek’s bombshell „The Big Hack“ report about Chinese spies compromising the U.S. tech supply chain.
„I have pretty good understanding about what we’re worried about and what we’re working on from my position. I don’t see it,“ said Joyce, speaking at a U.S. Chamber of Commerce cyber summit in Washington, D.C. today, according to a subscriber-only Politico report viewed by MacRumors.
„I’ve got all sorts of commercial industry freaking out and just losing their minds about [...]
A Melbourne schoolboy who hacked into Apple’s corporate servers on multiple occasions over two years has avoided conviction, reports The Age.
The 19-year-old student, who can’t be named for legal reasons as his case is being heard in an Australian Children’s Court, earlier pleaded guilty to hacking into Apple’s internal systems several times in 2015 and 2016.
The boy’s hacking is said to have begun at the age of 16, and involved downloading 90 gigabytes of secure files and accessing customer accounts. His lawyer later told police that the teen „dreamed of“ working for Apple.
The magistrate dealing with the case [...]