Apple now in Anonymous' sights

Hacker group posts list of usernames and passwords allegedly from compromised server

Hacktivist group Anonymous has claimed another company scalp, this time an Apple server in the US which it claimed to have compromised this week.

According to one of the group's Twitter accounts, it has posted a list of user names and passwords online allegedly obtained from the server. While the group tweeted that Apple may be its next target, the tweet also said that it wasn't "being so serious.... but don't worry, we are busy elsewhere."

It has previously announced plans to target US agricultural seed and chemical company, Monsanto, which according to Anonymous, is a response to Monsanto's use of growth hormones in seeds in North America.

"We're going to hit MonsantoCo with something a little bit more serious than a distributed denial of service [DDoS] attack this time. F**k em," read the tweet.

The group has also allegedly leaked Australian federal government election data on filesharing site The Pirate Bay.

Apple Australia and the Department of Public Affairs has been contacted for comment by Computerworld Australia.

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