Apple Inc. (AAPL)’s iCloud Hack: Is Chinese Government The Culprit?

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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s iCloud security is getting more and more vulnerable. In a recent development, Chinese hackers claimed to have breached iCloud security and compromised photos and messages. Discussing Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s Cloud security in a program on CNBC, Mashable’s tech editor, Pete Pachal, said that in the US, users must not be that much worried as Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s security system is sound. Pachal said that there are many tools which can raise an alarm in your web browser if you are accessing some website or service that is not secure. He said that users must never access anything on their browsers about which they are not completely sure. There is a lock icon in the browser which must be enabled while surfing.

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Pachal thinks that if hackers were able to get access to Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s iCloud in China, there is no reason why they would not be able to do so in the US. Recently, Apple’s iCloud was breached a hundreds of photos of celebrities were leaked online. This caused a massive stir around the world. According to Pachal, the recent attack from Chinese hackers is not a job from some amateur experts. It was done by a group having sophisticated resources and cyber penetration tools. The US government is asking the Chinese authorities to help them find out the culprits but Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) must work on its security system to ensure zero vulnerability.

Pachal said that maintaining security is becoming a delicate balance to sustain for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Recently, Apple introduced an encryption program which cannot be broken by Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) itself. He said that big screen phones was always the demand of Asia and Apple has answered the call. Chinese market is important for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) but the government is putting hurdles in iPhone sales because it thinks that iPhone reveals the location of users.

  Carl Icahn‘s Icahn Capital hold around 52.8 million shares of  Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL).

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