A 22-year-old man has tried to blackmail Apple by claiming he had access to 319 million iCloud accounts. However, an investigation found that Albayrak had not compromised Apple’s systems.
The blackmailer was arrested at his home in north London about two weeks after sending his threat. He has been given a two year suspended jail sentence and ordered to do 300 hours of unpaid work. In addition to the 300 hours of unpaid work, he has been given a six month electronic curfew.
“Albayrak wrongly believed he could escape justice after hacking in to two accounts and attempting to blackmail a large multi-national corporation,” said Anna Smith, a senior investigative officer for the NCA.