Apple Scammers Hold iOS Devices Ransom

iOS Devices held for ransom

Apple has announced that iOS device users should be wary of scammers who have been remotely locking users out of their devices for ransom by accessing their Apple IDs.

Symantec security-response manager Satman Narang stated that phishing emails disguised as password-reset messages sent from Apple allowed scammers to acquire personal information about an iOS user, lock the user out of his or her phone and demand money to restore the device.

Apple has confirmed that iCloud was not compromised during this attack and urges affected users to change their Apple ID passwords immediately.

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John Burcham, Chief Privacy Officer at EZShield Fraud Protection
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