IT analyst who hacked iCloud and demanded $170K in BTC facing multiple charges

IT analyst who hacked iCloud and demanded $170K in BTC facing multiple charges

A London-based IT investigator who hacked Apple iCloud and inquired for $170,000 paid in Bitcoin and $1,000 in iTunes vouchers is handling multiple legal charges. 

A London-based IT investigator, named Karem Albayrak is facing multiple legal custody for trying to blackmail Apple following a video he posted on YouTube that gave him hacking the iCloud.

Albayrak directed Apple to pay him $170,000 in BTC and $1,000 in iTunes vouchers, in return, he will not sell the private data of 319 million iCloud users.

In the field hearing, it was revealed that he originally intended to demand $6,500 paid in Bitcoin before choosing to elevate the amount to $170,000, as described by Daily Mail

His work made him face one count of blackmail and two counts of unlawful acts aiming to hinder access to a computer, although he was granted unconditional bail ere his trial hearing.

On the case, Lorna Vincent, the prosecutor stated, “Mr. Karem Albayrak is accused of sending emails to Apple making financial demands for downloading database iCloud accounts and factory resetting those iCloud accounts.”

Adding additional detail, she stated, “He entered into the accounts of the alleged victims and posted a video of his hack onto YouTube.”

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