--Apple Inc. and Facebook parent Meta Platforms Inc. provided customer addresses, phone numbers and IP addresses to hackers who posed as law-enforcement officials, Bloomberg reported Wednesday, citing people with knowledge of the matter.

--Hackers affiliated with a cybercrime group known as "Recursion Team" are believed to be behind some of the forged "emergency data requests," which were sent to companies throughout 2021, Bloomberg reported.

--Snap Inc. also received a forged legal request from the same hackers, but it isn't known if it provided data in response, according to the report.

--Apple referred to its law-enforcement guidelines while a Meta spokesman said the company blocks known compromised accounts from making requests and has worked with law enforcement to respond to incidents, the report said, adding that Snap didn't immediately comment.


Full story at https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-03-30/apple-meta-gave-user-data-to-hackers-who-forged-legal-requests?srnd=premium


Write to Denny Jacob at denny.jacob@wsj.com


(END) Dow Jones Newswires

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