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.