China hacks Apple AirDrop to access private information surreptitiously

January 10, 2024
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TLDR: Apple AirDrop has been hacked by Chinese threat actors to gain access to private information. Malicious actors have been using AirDrop to share illegal files in crowded places, making it difficult for law enforcement to track them. Initial investigations reveal that the threat actors utilized the AirDrop function to transfer these files to victims. Researchers were able to crack the hash values in the Airdrop logs, revealing the threat actors’ mobile phone numbers and email accounts. This information was shared with law enforcement, leading to the identification of several suspects. It is recommended that users turn off their AirDrop receiving when not in use to prevent these activities.

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