Apple and Meta Gave User Data to Hackers Who Used Forged Legal Requests

More about the successful use of forged emergency data requests that Brian Krebs reported about yesterday. Now William Turton reports:

Apple Inc. and Meta Platforms Inc., the parent company of Facebook, provided customer data to hackers who masqueraded as law enforcement officials, according to three people with knowledge of the matter.

Apple and Meta provided basic subscriber details, such as a customer’s address, phone number and IP address, in mid-2021 in response to the forged “emergency data requests.”

Read more at Yahoo! Finance.

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