UK: Hacker rattles 21,000 iPhone unlockers
Bill Ray reports:
Hackers have mailed 21,000 customers of iPhoneUnlockUK to remind them the company uses unlicensed software, and that their details have been compromised.
E-mails were sent out to customers of the iPhone unlocking service, with claims that iPhoneUnlockUK is guilty of stealing software and selling it illegally. The mail goes on to recommend that customers demand their money back from the company.
iPhoneUnlockUK did have its servers hacked back in February, at which time customer details including e-mail and physical addresses were copied and the website was defaced. Since then the company has changed hosts (from Fasthosts to Rackspace) and tells us that it hasn’t suffered any further breaches.
Credit card transactions are handled by a separate company so no financial details were compromised. But those e-mail addresses do provide access to the user’s accounts, which are not password protected. That means a list of handset serial numbers, and when they were unlocked.
Read more in The Register.