Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Hackers Use ‘Find My iPhone’ App to Lock, Hold Devices for Ransom

from http://abcnews.go.com
Some iPhone and iPad users in Australia had a rude awakening this morning when they discovered their devices had been locked and held for ransom by a mysterious hacker going by the name “Oleg Pliss.”

The people impacted by the breach reported via tweets and the Apple forum that they received messages indicating their devices had been hacked and they needed to make a payment in order for them to be unlocked.


  1. “WARNING Your phone is locked!” Crypto ransomware makes its debut on Android

    "The Simplocker malware comes a month after researchers reported Android-based malware that disables handsets until users pay a hefty cash payment to settle trumped-up criminal charges involving the viewing of illegal pornography. And it comes about eight months after the notorious Cryptolocker malware permanently locked large amounts of PC hard drives unless victims paid $300."


  2. Ummm, I believe this site is for Apple haters not Android news. Unless you're being a a$$hole. I think it's probably the later.

  3. But we know that android is bullshit!! like this website hahaha

  4. Android is bullshit. Android is such bullshit, that most of apple's 'new feature announcements' during the 2014 wwdc were COPIED from android. Fire up those photocopiers, apple! apple is so pathetic and lame they need to rip of a 'bullshit' os like android in order to make forward progress.