Nearly three years after attempting to extort either $100,000 in cryptocurrency or a thousand $100 iTunes gift cards from Apple, a British hacker was sentenced at Southwark Crown Court in London to a two-year suspended jail term, 300 hours of unpaid work and a six-month electronic curfew.
Kerem Albayrak, 22, of North London, told Apple in March 12, 2017 that he had a database of 319,000 iCloud and other Apple accounts that he would sell online if the computer company didn’t meet his demand, which initially was $75,000, reported the National Crime Agency (NCA), which along with U.S. law enforcement was alerted by Apple.
A week later, Albayrak posted a YouTube video of himself compromising and factory-resetting two random iCloud accounts and sent the link to Apple security and media outlets. Two days later, Albayrak raised the ransom demand to $100,000.
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