August 6, 2012 by Volamoot at Mashable!
We’ve heard it before: Make sure to secure your online accounts with a strong, distinct password to avoid being hacked. But what if hackers can simply circumvent the need for your password to gain access to your information?
That’s what happened to reporter Mat Honan when Apple tech support gave a hacker access to Honan’s iCloud account, wreaking havoc on the Wired reporter’s digital life.
Late Friday, hackers gained access to Honan’s iCloud account. From there, they were able to access his Gmail account, Twitter account and the Twitter account of his former employer Gizmodo. In his blog, Honan recounted the speed of the attack:
At 5:00 PM, they remote wiped my iPhone
At 5:01 PM…
via Mashable http://mashable.com/2012/08/05/hacker-icloud/