China Is Staging A Nationwide Attack On ICloud And Microsoft Accounts

Posted: Oct 20 2014, 11:54pm CDT | by , in News | Apple


China is staging a nationwide attack on iCloud and Microsoft accounts
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Chinese firewall is blocking all local connections to, redirecting those connections to a dummy site designed to look exactly like Apple's login page

China got its first official shipments of new the iphones a week ago and yet another report from web control guard-dog Great Fire demonstrates Chinese clients may be confronting a disagreeable amazement when they attempt to join with Apple administrations on the loose. Starting the previous evening, the Chinese firewall is hindering all neighborhood associations with, redirecting those associations with a sham site intended to look precisely like Apple's login page.

In case you're utilizing Firefox or Chrome, you'll arrive on a cautioning page like the one above, however in the event that you're utilizing Qihoo, the most mainstream program in China, you'll be steered straight to the sham site with no sign that its not being controlled by Apple. A comparable assault is likewise being leveled against Microsoft's, the organization's portal for all record logins.

Since the assault is occurring at the level of the Great Firewall, it appears to be likely that this is an assault by Chinese powers intended to gather usernames and passwords. Great Fire likewise gave trace routes and a wirecapture to confirm the assaults. On the off chance that a client logs into the sham site, it will give the assailants complete access to the client's record, including any photographs, instant messages or messages put away in the cloud. Fruit as of late added default circle encryption to ios, a gimmick that drew dissatisfaction from the FBI and other law authorization organizations, heading numerous to conjecture that this assault may be a strike once again against the organization's new security endeavors.

It's still feasible for clients to dodge the assault and traverse to the true icloud and site unscathed. The assault just focused on one of icloud's numerous IP addresses, so anybody directed to an alternate IP ought to achieve the true site. A VPN administration can likewise be utilized to redirect clients, gave the VPN administration is not additionally hindered by the Great Firewall. It's the first run through China has specifically assaulted an Apple administration, however Great Fire additionally notes that Apple has agreed to the nation's observation asks for previously. "Apple has a long history of working with the Chinese authorities to self-censor content in China," Great Fire said in a statement. "While we worry for Chinese users who may have their accounts compromised, we are shedding no tears for the Apple executives."

source: theverge

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/32" rel="author">Ahmed Humayun</a>
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