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So a group of hackers threatened Apple and stated that if a ransom wasn't paid, they would remotely wipe millions of Apple devices. 

Apple then came out to say that both the iCloud and Apple IDs are safe and that they will be actively monitoring the situation.

Little is known about the situation but according to an email sent to BGR, the hacker group calling themselves the Turkish Crime Family is claiming that their threat is still valid and if Apple does not pay the ransom, they will indeed proceed with the wipe which they claim the deadline is on the 7th of April.

The message reads, “[We] requested $100,000 for each of our members which is 7 in total or $1 million worth in iTunes vouchers for instant resale at 60% of the original gift card value + Some private stuff that we have agreed not to publicize as we believe it may ruin Turkish Crime Family and Apple relations. The second thing is worth more to us than money.”

What Apple's next step will be is unknown and it is entirely possible that could try to settle things behind the scenes. 

Apple maintains that the iCloud and Apple IDs are safe and any device in danger is due to third party applications.

Sony must be feeling a bit red-faced at the moment after they were hacked once again. The company had their twitter account hacked by unknown persons.

The hackers then went on to post on Sony Music's Twitter account that Britney Spears had died, featuring separate postings that read: "RIP @britneyspears #RIPBritney 1981-2016," and "Britney spears is dead by accident! We will tell you more soon #RIPBritney."

It seemed the news fooled Bob Dylan who allegedly tweeted "Rest in peace @britneyspears" and this happened around the same time as Sony's tweet.

This was of course false as Britney Spears is alive and well and she said as much to CNN. The 35-year-old rubbished the rumour which then led to the belief that Sony must have been hacked.

"I assume their account has been hacked," Spears' manager, Adam Leber, told the news channel. "I haven't spoken to anyone... as of yet but I am certain their account was hacked. Britney is fine and well. There have been a few Internet clowns over the years who have made similar claims about her death, but never from the official Sony Music Twitter account."

Sony confirmed that its Sony Music Entertainment Twitter account had been "compromised."

They went on to apologize for the false tweet stating, "This has been rectified. Sony Music apologizes to Britney Spears and her fans for any confusion."

Following a report from a security outfit Zimperium on how a malicious hacker could possibly execute and attack devices connected via the popular remote management tool AirDroid, the app has rolled out a new security update.
Zimperium said that it had no choice but to make public its findings, because they have reached out to AirDroid multiple times but they haven’t updated the app’s security yet. 
AirDroid on their part have said that they are working hard to roll out an update to make sure that hackers won’t be able to use the AirDroid app connection to execute malicious attacks. It was found that a hacker could possibly do a “man-in-the-middle” attack and possibly gain access to remote execution on the Android device. Today, AirDroid announced that the update to the app was fully rolled out.

AirDroid updated major security vulnerabilities in the app – firstly, the “upgraded the communication channels to https”. Second, they “improved the encryption mechanism,” plus they pretty much enhanced the security on the app across the board.
If you're an Airdroid user then you should probably get an alert to do so. If that doesn't work, just go and download it again.

A fairly well-known hacker group, Ourmine, with 41,000 followers on Twitter, claimed on Sunday that they'd successfully hacked Mark Zuckerberg's Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Twitter accounts. 

On checking things out, Zuckerberg's verified Twitter account had been defaced

Ourmine went on to brag about their achievement in a tweet and asked Zuckerberg to contact the group.

Another message of a similar vein was left on a Pinterest account allegedly associated with Zuckerberg.

This may have been linked to a large-scale data dump that occurred on May 18 2012 because of LinkedIn who claimed that more than 100 million members' email and password combinations hacked.

During this breach, hackers apparently stole and publicly released a separate set of 6.5 million encrypted passwords that year.
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