On Friday, Wired writer Mat Honan recounted the tale of how his iCloud account was hacked which resulted in his iPhone, iPad and MacBook Air getting remote wiped.
The point of entry appeared to be his iCloud account which was then used to gain access to Gmail and then his and former-employer Gizmodo’s Twitter accounts. 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.
The backup email address on my Gmail a…
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Apple Support Allowed Hacker Access to Reporter’s iCloud Account
Arnold Kim – macrumors.com