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Police Arrest Man Potentially Linked to Group Threatening to Wipe Millions Of iPhones

Police Arrest Man Potentially Linked to Group Threatening to Wipe Millions Of iPhones

March 29, 2017Wang Wei
The British authority has reportedly arrested a 20-years-old young man – potentially one of the member of a cyber criminal gang ' Turkish Crime Family ' who threatened Apple last week to remotely wipe data from millions of iOS devices unless Apple pays a ransom of $75,000. The UK's National Crime Agency (NCA) arrested a young man from London on Tuesday on suspicion of " Computer Misuse Act and extortion offences, " who according to Motherboard , " may be connected to the ongoing attempted extortion of Apple by a group calling itself the Turkish Crime Family. " Last week, the hacking group claimed to have access to over 300 million iCloud accounts and threatened Apple to remotely wipe data from those millions of Apple devices unless Apple pays it $75,000 in Bitcoin or Ethereum, or $100,000 worth of iTunes gift cards. Motherboard broke the story after one of the members of Turkish Crime Family shared screenshots of emails between the hacking gro
RedHack hacker group on trial in Turkey

RedHack hacker group on trial in Turkey

November 27, 2012Mohit Kumar
A group of Internet hackers appeared in an Ankara court on Monday on charges of terrorism, the first time alleged cyber criminals have been put on trial in Turkey. Those arrested in suspicion of the attacks are mostly students who deny having the technical skills required to carry out such a hack. RedHack has denied the allegations, saying 10 people currently being tried have no ties with the group and that the allegations of terrorism are simply part of the government's policy against all of its opponents in the country. The defendants, who deny the charges, risk prison sentences ranging from eight to 24 years if convicted. Redhack claims to be affiliated with the international hackers' group Anonymous group, and has carried out several online attacks against state and private domains since 1997. Shortly after the arrests, RedHack declared that the individuals taken into custody had no association with the group. After releasing the statement, the collective brought down seve
Hacker group RedHack faces up to 24 years in prison for terrorist crimes

Hacker group RedHack faces up to 24 years in prison for terrorist crimes

October 08, 2012Mohit Kumar
As part of an investigation launched by Başsavcıvekilliği in Ankara on March 20 arrested seven people, including college students. 13 of the indictment prepared by the prosecutor's office in Ankara Was adopted by the High Criminal Court.  Court has accepted an indictment against RedHack, a Turkish hacker group, seeking prison sentences of 8.5 to 24 years for its members as " members of a terrorist group ."  The suspects include three held under arrest  - Duygu Kerimoğlu, Alaattin Karagenç and Uğur Cihan Oktulmuş, under arrest for the past seven months. The suspects stand accused of membership in an armed terrorist organization, illegally obtaining confidential documents and personal information and accessing information systems without permission. Scope of the assessment: " Hierarchical and structured in order to be organized as a terrorist organization, titling, and posting bills realized by events, actions, photographs published on the internet, attacked and seized action
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