So many times that we no longer count the number we warn you about the basic safety rules to be applied to avoid having to suffer the pangs of loss of data or a hacker attack. This is the story of what happened to Mat Honan site Gizmodo editor and should make those who do not pay enough attention to certain rules think.
It all started when a hacker was able to enter into his icloud account in and to reset his password. It is unclear how the hacker went about it, but the password was 7 characters so it is not simple, was the same for years and was used by the authorfor other purposes.
This account is also used as the second email addrees for Gmail, the hacker also managed to change the password of the latter, which then allowed him to take charge of the Twitter account of the victim.
This is a real cascade of things then began that included actual malice:
- Everything contained the GMail account was deleted,
- the iPhone has been cleared remotely,
- his iPad has been deleted remotely,
- MacBook Air has seen his record cleared remotely ...
In a short time he has lost most of its data, and obviously he did not backup disconnected.
If you really think that this can not happen to you, you are definitely an ideal victim.