Apple’s problem is outside smartphone’s realm

By IVCPOST Staff Reporter

Jul 27, 2013 02:36 PM EDT

Investors were all convinced that Apple Inc would remain as a leader in the smartphone industry after its recent report about its earnings. Then again, the tech giant's CEO Tim Cook and his staffs still face a problem outside smartphone and tablet's scopes. The problem was said to be cyber crime.

Last week, Apple dealt with a breach in one of its websites. This left one of the most distinguished technology corporations surprisingly susceptible. According to Lyons George, an analyst from Motley Fool, at present, cyber crime creates US$100 billion worth of setbacks for American businesses.

Apple blocked all the access to the site following the intrusion. However, the company is still not sure about the data that were compromised by the attack.

A published report from said that a Turkish developer who lives in London was behind the hack on the developer site of Apple. The hacker was named to be Ibrahim Balic. "One of those bugs have provided me access to users details etc. I immediately reported this to Apple. I have taken 73 users details (all apple inc workers only) and prove them as an example," Balic noted in the website of TechCrunch.

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