iCloud Compromised?

It is strongly recommended that you change your Apple ID password in the “better safe than sorry” category.

A group of hackers claim to have compromised iCloud and are threatening to start wiping iOS devices if Apple does not pay a ransom by April 7, 2017. It may be a hoax, but why risk it? Here is a reference to more information:

http://bgr.com/2017/03/22/apple-iphone-and-icloud-accounts-hacked/

And here is a reference to the original article:

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/hackers-we-will-remotely-wipe-iphones-unless-apple-pays-ransom

If you do not back up your iOS devices to iTunes on your local computer, but rely on iCloud backups, it might be a good idea to do a computer backup now.