New York Apple Store stabbing and an iCloud hacker in the Apple Crime Blotter




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An official guilty plea from an iCloud nudes hacker, fake Mark Zuckerberg arrested in Africa, an iPad stolen from car in Atlanta, and more in the latest Apple Crime Blotter.

The latest in an occasional series, looking at the world of Apple-related crime.

No arrests reported in New York Apple Store stabbing

Two weeks after a security guard was stabbed inside Manhattan’s Meatpacking District Apple Store, there have been no reports of an arrest in the case.

In early October, a man who had been asked to wear a mask inside that downtown Manhattan Apple Store reportedly reacted by stabbing a security guard. According to The New York Daily News, the customer and guard had argued, leading to the stabbing. Video of the stabbing was later obtained and aired by New York’s ABC channel.

The guard was “wounded in the arm and head,” a police source said, although he survived the attack. A “trail of blood” was also reported inside the store, on 14th Street and 9th Avenue.

“icloudripper4you” hacker formally pleads guilty

It was reported back in August that the hacker known as “icloudripper4you” had agreed to plead guilty to charges that he hacked into the iCloud accounts of more than 300 people, mostly to steal nude photos on behalf of clients.

On October 15, the Department of Justice announced that the man had officially pled guilty that day to conspiracy and computer fraud. He faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison for his part in the conspiracy.

Employment scammers are asking for iPhones and iPads

Mashable reported on October 22 about a growing scam in which fake employees place ads, pretend to hire people, and then ask the new “employees” to purchase iPhones and iPads.

The scammers then say the marks need to send their devices to an address in Queens to be outfitted with software. Some have been asked to pay the scammers an “installation fee.”

Instead, the devices are sent to a shipping center near JFK Airport and end…

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