Tech journalist's hacking causes Apple and Amazon to look at their security systems.
Apple has put a 24-hour ban on users changing their Apple ID passwords via calling Apple support after journalist Mat Honan was hacked.
Pictured here, Honanís iCloud account was hacked on Friday with data wiped from his iPhone, iPad and Macbook.
The hackers also took control of his Twitter account, using it to post racist and homophobic messages.
Itís reported that the hackers used a combination of Amazonís credit card record keeping system and Appleís user authentication requirements. These two pieces of information, along with some social engineering, gave the hackers access to the iCloud account.
A statement from Apple read: ďWe found that our own internal policies were not followed completely.Ē
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