If you are one of the millions of iPhone users throughout the world you may find your phone and iCloud account completely wiped on April 7th if rumours are to believed.

A group of Turkish hackers are asking for $75,000 by next month or they will wipe up to 300 million iPhones and iCloud accounts.

According to a report in Motherboard they claim to have credentials which would allow them access to hundreds of millions of users’ accounts, and are threatening to wipe a number of them unless they are paid.

Screenshots of discussions with Apple’s security team show Apple requesting that the gang  remove a YouTube video where they supposedly access an elderly woman’s iCloud account.

So if your phone suddenly speeds up in a couple of weeks time or the battery last longer than just a few hours you will probably find your phone memory has been wiped.

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