With reports on Friday revealing that the iCloud account of former Gizmodo reporter Mat Honan had been hacked, it was discovered on Sunday that the hack was partly an upshot of "social engineering" by an Apple tech support employee.
About his iCloud account hack, journalist Honan said on his blog that the breach not only wiped out his iPhone, iPad, and MacBook remotely, but also apparently wreaked havoc on Gizmodo's Twitter feed.
Police raided the home of Gizmodo’s editor Jason Chen, who recently created sensation by posting the photos and details of Apple’s next-generation iPhone.
The police seized two dozen pieces of equipment, including computers, digital cameras and hard drives from tech bolgger’s home.
It was informed that seized the equipment as the property might have been used to commit a felony.
Jason Chen wrote an e-mail to his lawyer, saying the police had broken through his front door and searched his home for weapons.
Tech blog Gizmodo has claimed that it identified the person who had lost his iPhone 4G in a bar in San Francisco.
Gizmodo said that Apple employee Gray Powell had lost the device, which is actually claimed to be the latest prototype of the upcoming iPhone 4G.
The tech blog added that it was preparing to return the device to Apple following a request from company’s legal department. The so-called prototype was found previous month on the floor of a San Francisco bar.