Apple is warning its iCloud users over heightened spying risks following the discovery of attacks which security watchers have claimed are down to crude snooping by the Chinese government. Without naming China directly, Apple said it was "aware of intermittent organised network attacks" on its iCloud service designed to obtain …

  1. SolidSquid

    Well of course China opposes any kind of hacking, pretty much every government wants to lock these criminals up. Oh, national security agencies? That's not hacking, it's proactive cyber defense

  2. An0n C0w4rd

    Quote: "There is an ongoing battle between those who desire to capture information and those who desire to communicate without surveillance."

    That's not limited to just China

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Five Eyes has Prism, etc. thus no need for such crude hacks.

  4. Velv

    Now we know how all those dodgy nude selfies made it to the wider world of 4chan...

  5. Alan Denman

    re - Consumers in China should use strong security – such as 2-factor authentication

    So why did Apple leave it out of the iCloud?

    It is hard to keep aBreast of the real news on this.

    1. rapidwiz

      Re: re - Consumers in China should use strong security – such as 2-factor authentication

      iCloud has two factor authentication, sounds like you need to enable it

  6. Destroy All Monsters Silver badge

    Fill everything with irrelevant data

    Let them choke like Monty Python's Gluttony Dude.

  7. Sir Sham Cad

    "The iCloud website is protected with a digital certificate"

    Oh, well that's all right then. Carry on!

    Fucking *what*?

  8. JimWin

    One reason I studiously ignored the MacOS Mountain Lion update was an objection to being forced to synchronise my user accounts addresses and calendars off-site. I had 2 concerns - privacy and security. I'll continue with SyncTogether thank you (even though it's no longer supported).

  9. ecofeco Silver badge

    How do you say?

    "pwned" in Chinese?

    1. Ted Treen

      Re: How do you say?

      You don't: you say "There must be a chink in my armour"...

      1. Ted Treen

        Re: How do you say?

        Thumbs down for a schoolboy pun, FFS???

        Why are the PC Brigade as dour and humourless as latter-day Pilgrims?

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