Hackers threaten to wipe 200 million iCloud accounts

Apple has denied hackers have breached its security despite a ransom threat to pay up or at least 200 million iCloud accounts will be wiped.

The hacking group calling itself the Turkish Crime Family has provided video evidence of its claims to the tech site Motherboard, with a demand to Apple that it pay the ransom or face the consequences.

The hackers have listed the price of the ransom as either $A100,000 ransom in Bitcoin or US$A130,000 in iTunes gift cards.

Apple today issued a statement, suggesting that the hackers could be bluffing by using email address that have previously been compromised and leaked on the dark web such as 1 billion accounts compromised in the recent Yahoo hack.

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