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Apple denies iCloud breach let hackers take iPhones hostage

28
May
2014

Apple still hasn’t responded publicly to reports that hackers have breached Apple’s iCloud system and hacked it in order to unlock stolen iPhones. While that doesn’t bode well, the company did at least respond to a more recent series of reports of another iCloud breach that allowed hackers to digitally hijack iPhones and hold them hostage for a ransom. News broke earlier this week that a group of hackers breached iCloud and used Apple’s Find My iPhone, Find My iPad and Find My Mac features to remotely lock devices. The group then demanded ransom payments via PayPal before they would unlock users’ devices. While some initial reports suggested the group might have hacked iCloud in order to perpetrate its scheme, Apple issued

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