A group of hackers has threatened to wipe all user data from Macs, iPhones, iPads and other devices of Apple customers if a ransom isn’t paid by April 7th. The group is known as the “Turkish Crime Family” even though they are based in London.
These hackers claim to have Apple ID and email credentials for over 300 million users. They have demanded $100,000 in iTunes gift cars or $75,000 in Bitcoin or Ethereum in exchange for deleting the information.
ZDNet actually received 54 credentials from the hacker group as a way of verifying the information. All of the accounts received were valid.