A few days ago one was found in London court hacker who is said to be 22 years old is involved in an attempted blackmail against Apple, which took place in 2017. The accused and his associates they were threatened Apple that they would violate accounts iCloud and they would restore factory settings to 250 million iPhones and iPads if the company refused to give them a large sum of money.
The accused, named Kerem Albayrak, was sentenced to two years imprisonment suspended, 300 hours of unpaid work and six-month ban (control via electronic devices).
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It was he who had the discussions with them victims. In this particular case, that was it contacted Apple to blackmail her and ask ransom. Also, contacted reporters to inform them of the possible Apple hack.
According to NCA, Albaryak contacted Apple on March 12, 2017. Specifically, he sent one e-mail in the team security company and said it had access to iCloud accounts and was planning to sell them online. He then asked Apple for $ 75.000 in cryptocurrency or a thousand dollars worth of iTunes gift cards each in order to erase the database he owned.
On March 21, he reappeared with some changes to his requirements. He asked Apple for $ 100.000. If the company didn't give him the money, he would have breached 250 million iCloud accounts, erased iCloud passwords, and restored factory settings to various Apple devices.
Apple immediately informed them authorities. The company refused to succumb to blackmail and give the money. The hacker warned he would make his threats and report to reporters, but he did not catch up, as British police arrested him on March 28, 2017. NCA not found data to prove that he had access to Apple's iCloud infrastructure.
Apple then said that Albaryak only had access to the iCloud accounts for which users had reusable passwords.
Albaryak pleaded guilty earlier this month (December 2019) and sentenced three days ago.
There are currently no reports of arrests of other members of the Turkish Crime Family hacking team.