The iCloud hackers’ bitcoin ransom looks like a fake

A group of hackers who claimed to hold millions of iCloud accounts for ransom said on Friday it had been paid. But one bitcoin expert said that’s bogus. 

The Turkish Crime Family grabbed headlines last month by claiming it had the stolen login credentials for more than 700 million icloud.com, me.com and mac.com accounts. The group demanded increasing ransoms from Apple while threatening to wipe the data from devices connected to the affected accounts if it did not.

On Friday, the hackers tweeted that they had been paid $480,000 in bitcoin. As proof, the group posted a link showing a transaction on Blockchain.info, a popular bitcoin wallet.  

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