10 Mar Apple Vows to Probe “Creepy” China iCloud Incident
Apple recently issued a statement addressing a customer who experienced blackmail threats from an employee claiming to be from Apple.
According to a story first published by The Paper and Sixth Tone, a customer named Qin received threats from an Applecare advisor when he tried to close his account ahead of the government takeover of Apple’s iCloud services in Guizhou.
The advisor allegedly hacked into Qin’s account and threatened to release his information. Qin had already reported the incident to Apple and the police who are now investigating the incident. Various sources say that the advisor was not fired by Apple, but had resigned a month prior.
Source: Venture Beat