Under the AntiSec banner which groups together Anonymous and various members of LulzSec, the hackers have now claimed that they have compromised one of Apple’s servers. This is an initial warning without issue.
LulzSec has gained a name for themselves after having initiated operation AntiSec (Anti-Security) and joined forces with Anonymous. This operation had the aim of uncovering governmental classified information. The Arizona police was the first to be hit.
In a rather surprising move, AntiSec is apparently behind a computer attack against Apple and one of their servers. It is under the AntiSec banner that Anonymous laid claim to such an attack on Sunday, divulging usernames and passwords (hashed) of about thirty accounts.
These appear to be accounts linked to a server used for online study (not Apple client accounts) linked with technical support provided by Apple. It appears that this initial action was just a warning.
This hack is considered as having little consequence, but AnonymousIRC Twitter account states "Apple could also be a target. But don’t worry, we are busy elsewhere".
AntiSec appears to also have the role of highlighting security faults in multinational companies like Apple. According to The New York Times, LulzSec last month declared – without providing any proof – that they had penetrated Apple’s iCloud servers. This system is the base on which Apple’s new music and photo synchronisation service is built on.