Hackers hit Apple, steal usernames, passwords

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San Francisco, Jul 5: Even after LulzSec's retirement from cyber attacks, high profile hacking continues to haunt corporates and governments around the globe. Latest media reports claimed that a group of hackers attacked the servers of technology giant Apple and reportedly stole 26 usernames and passwords.

A report in The Wall Street Journal revealed that hackers group known as AntiSec hacked to Apple's server and stole the confidential data. The report also added that hackers posted stolen file on pastebin, a file-sharing website.

Hackers also posted a link to a server used by Apple to process survey data, together with username and password information for the server's 26 administrative personnel.

AntiSec, a newly formed hacker group consisting members from the infamous Anonymous and LulzSec, said that their main target was not Apple and the attack was not so serious.

The iPhone maker Apple has not yet officially commented on the attack.

The latest cyber attack popped up just a day after the hacking on Fox News Twitter account. Hackers on Monday, Jul 4 intruded to Fox News Twitter account and tweeted false news on the United States President Barack Obama's assassination.

The first tweet read, "@BarackObama has just passed. The President is dead. A sad 4th of July, indeed. President Barack Obama is dead."

After a series of false tweets, hackers sent the last tweet saying that Joebiden was selected as the new President of the United States.

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