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220,000 iCloud accounts have been stolen

The study was make by Chinese website specializing in computer security WooYun. User accounts were stolen mobile devices with jailbreak. These mobile devices give the owner superuser privileges allowing you to install application from unofficial sources. The information was stolen through a specially modified with a Trojan application. The application sends user data to an external server controlled by criminals.

UPDATE 31 August 2015 - The security company Palo Alto Networks get together with WeipTech, Chinese team specializes in computer security, they discovered the cause of theft iCloud accounts, the malware’s name is KeyRaider. The total number of stolen accounts is 225,000. Once the device is infected with jailbreak steal iTunes user account and card number associated with it. Other feature is that KeyRaider can block devices for later ransom.