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Breaking: Hackers Can Lock Your iPhone Remotely, Ask for Ransom to Unlock It

27
May
2014

A number of users in Australia woke up yesterday to find their iDevices hacked and held for ransom by a certain Oleg Pliss who instructed them to send $100 / 100 to a PayPal account to have the device unlocked. A real Oleg Pliss is a software engineer working at Oracle and he is most certainly not involved with the hack.

The ransomware has been confirmed by users of Apple Support Communities, where one customer (identified as veritylikestea on Apples forums) relays …

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