Apple is reportedly under pressure to pay a ransom to a group of hackers who threaten to delete long iPhones.
The hackers are called "Turkish Crime Family." Given how big Apple is, hackers are demanding little money from the company, since the amount is $ 75.000 in Bitcoin. Alternatively, the company could donate $ 100.000 to gift cards from iTunes, according to a Motherboard publication.
The fact that hackers have reported the threat to the media suggests they probably want to make Apple worry more, while at the same time informing users that the company can do nothing but pay.
Hackers also provided some screenshots of alleged emails between the team and Apple security team members. They also posted a video on YouTube that shows them that they can connect to stolen accounts, view photos, and also that they can delete devices remotely.
One of Apple's alleged emails to hackers asks them to download the video, citing:
"We would like you to know that we do not reward cyber criminals for violating the law."
On the other hand, the Motherboard reports that the data on hack shows some inconsistency. In one of the emails, the hacker claims to have access to 300's million e-mail accounts of Apple, while in another the number reaches 559 million.
For her part, Apple seems to keep her temper. But hackers have given them time until April 7 to pay for the ransom. Will I delete iPhones via iCloud? Is it true or not? Patience and we will see.
The pressure that hackers allegedly hurt at Apple through the media seems to indicate that the negotiations are not going well.