Apple And Meta Get 

Tricked By hackers

Hackers New Tricks

Failing to attack the platforms and products of the tech giants, hackers have found a less elaborate way to deceive them.

Apple Inc. & Meta Platforms Inc.

the parent company of Facebook, provided customer data to hackers who masqueraded as law enforcement officials, according to three people with knowledge of the matter

Subscribers Detail Like

Apple and Meta provided basic subscriber details, such as a customer’s address, phone number and IP address, in mid-2021 in response to the forged “emergency data requests.”

According To People

” Normally, such requests are only provided with a search warrant or subpoena signed by a judge,

Hackers Also Requested

Snap Inc. received a forged legal request from same hackers, but isn't known whether company provided data in response

Is It First Time

It’s also not clear how many times the companies provided data prompted by forged legal requests

Hackers From US & UK

Cybersecurity researchers suspect that some of the hackers sending the forged requests are in the U.K. and the U.S.

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