An Apple employee’s login details are worth up to $23,000 in an online sales marketplace, according to a report from Business Insider, citing anonymous Apple employees working in Ireland.
As the sources point out, there are lots of people trying to gain access to Apple’s internal systems, contacting employees and offering money in exchange for login credentials or company information.
“You’d be surprised how many people get on to us, just random Apple employees,” the source said. “You get emails offering you thousands [of euros] to get a password to get access to Apple. I could sell my Apple ID login information online for €20,000 (£15,000 / $23,000) tomorrow. That’s how much people are trying.”
Interestingly, the hackers look for someone “who has jumped diagonally into a junior managerial position, so not a lifer working their way up, and not a lifer who has been there a long time,” according to a former Apple employee.
At this point, it is unclear what the hackers are after, but given Apple’s stringent secrecy policy, every piece of inside information is worth a fortune to someone…