Nowadays cybercriminals are very attentive to information security researches — celebrity photos appeared on the Internet right after Andrey Belenko published his report \”iCloud Keychain and iOS 7 Data Protection\”. Following notorious photo publications, Apple restricted the number of login attempts. Once all of them fail, an account gets blocked.
You can easily restore your account on http://iforgot.apple.com/ using your email or security questions. Moreover, you can either set a new password or keep a current one.
Positive Technologies experts have already informed Apple about the ongoing situation. We recommend that all iCloud users, whose accounts have been blocked (most probably due to insufficient iCloud automation protection), refer to the Apple\’s official recovery procedure and ignore malicious tricks.