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NewsPoster Feb 20, 2013 03:50 PM
iPhoneDevSDK says tech industry hacks tied to admin account
The recent <a href="http://www.electronista.com/articles/13/02/20/attacks.stilll.traced.through.an.iphone.developer. website/">hacker attacks on Apple and Facebook</a> are specifically connected to a compromised administrator account on the iPhoneDevSDK forums, says the website's owner, Ian Sefferman. While the site has been implicated before, little else was known beyond the site being infected with malware. In a blog post, Sefferman explains that the cracked admin account was used to alter the site's theme and inject malicious JavaScript code.<br /><br />The attacker(s) ended their efforts on January 30th. Like other parties involved in the incident, Sefferman claims that no user data appears to have been stolen. The site may now be safe to visit, but for the time being <em>MacNN</em> will avoid linking to it directly.

Unmentioned by Sefferman is the possible identity of the hacker(s). While most reports have pointed to a Chinese group, <em>Bloomberg</em> sources have pointed to a criminal gang in eastern Europe or Russia. Agencies like the FBI and the Secret Service are reportedly investigating.
 
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