A organisation of hackers who claimed to reason millions of iCloud accounts for release pronounced on Friday it had been paid. But one bitcoin consultant pronounced that’s bogus.
The Turkish Crime Family grabbed headlines final month by claiming it had a stolen login certification for some-more than 700 million icloud.com, me.com and mac.com accounts. The organisation demanded augmenting ransoms from Apple while melancholy to clean a information from inclination connected to a influenced accounts if it did not.
On Friday, a hackers tweeted that they had been paid $480,000 in bitcoin. As proof, a organisation posted a couple display a transaction on Blockchain.info, a renouned bitcoin wallet.
“We were told by a adjudicator that we have come to a final agreement with Apple,” a hacking organisation tweeted before to receiving a payment.
However, a hackers indeed tweeted out a transaction to an “internal book operation during a bitcoin exchange,” according to Jonathan Levin, co-founder during Chainalysis, a provider of anti-money laundering program for bitcoin.
“We have definitely identified that a inputs and outputs of that transaction are tranquil by a singular bitcoin exchange,” Levin pronounced in an email. The transaction was partial of an inner income deposition routine during a Korean bitcoin exchange, he said.
Apple didn’t respond to a ask for comment. The tech hulk has pronounced that it never suffered any such breach. The stolen login certification that a hackers performed seemed to come from breaches during other third-party services, Apple said.
Security researchers suspect that’s true, and they trust a Turkish Crime Family has farfetched the hacking claims.
The hacking organisation also didn’t respond to a ask for comment.