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Apple responds to iPhone Ransom Hack

May 28 2014, 4:28am CDT | by , in News | Apple

Apple responses to iPhone Ransom Hack
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Apple says that iCloud was not compromised in the iPhone Ransom hack this week. Users should change passwords.

Yesterday reports from Australia came in that iPhone users got extorted for getting their iPhones unlocked again. Users received emails that asked them to pay $100 to get their iPhone back. The hacker used Find My iPhone to lock the devices.

Apple has issued a statement according to ZDNet, that iCloud was not compromised in this hack. Apple tells users to change passwords. The statement is not very helpful to affected users. This support group provides the help you need to get your iDevices back. There are also some attempts in finding out how the hacker got the login and password of the hacked iPhone owners.

An interesting theory is that the hackers got in via a US proxy service. Such services are used to view geo locked content from abroad.

 

Find more Apple News and Rumors in our Apple News Hub and on our new real-time Apple news site Apple Balla. Apple is set to have an exciting fall and holiday season with the release of iOS 7 and OS Maverick in addition to a slew of new devices including the iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPad Air, iPad mini with Retina Display, Mac Pro, MacBook Air, iMac and MacBook Pro. There might also be something completely new that we do not know about. It is likely not the iWatch, which is expected for 2014.

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