‘Double agent’ sells iPhone secrets and techniques after which names names to Apple

‘Double agent’ trades iPhone secrets and then names names to Apple
A mole inside the marketplace for iPhone secrets and techniques revealed to Apple the names of others additionally sharing insider information.
Graphic: Ed Hardy/Cult of Mac

Andrey Shumeyko was a part of the marketplace for iPhone prototypes and insider secrets and techniques. He was additionally giving Apple the names of different individuals who shared such a info.

His hope was the corporate would pay him for the information. He was very disillusioned.

However Shumeyko wasn’t caught. He volunteered his story to Vice as soon as he accepted Apple wasn’t going to reward him for turning over the names and speak to information of different folks sharing iPhone secrets and techniques.

Apple’s inside man

YRH04E and JVHResearch have been two pseudonyms utilized by Shumeyko when he was providing “leaked apps, manuals, and stolen gadgets on the market,” in response to Vice. He reportedly was an energetic participant within the enterprise of iPhone secrets and techniques.

However he says he began giving info to Apple in 2020 after an early construct of iOS 14 leaked to hackers and tipsters. He was capable of determine who in China had first provided the iPhone 11 with the unreleased working system on it. And he took that info to Apple World Safety, the group tasked with stopping leaks.

He went on to supply a “fixed movement of tips about folks within the jailbreaking and internals group, in addition to tips about Apple staff who have been energetic on-line and have been leaking info,” in response to Vice.

Shumeyko instructed Vice that he hoped “I’ll get to stroll away with a reward beneficiant sufficient to jumpstart my life fully.” However all he ever received was thanks from World Safety. So he determined to inform his story.

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