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[CNET] Australian Apple devices hacked and held ransom

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A number of Apple users across Australia have reported having their iPhones, iPads and Macs targeted by hackers threatening to erase their data and demanding US$100 to regain access to devices.
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Users have taken to Apple's Support forums to complain about the attack, which presents as a message saying the device has been "hacked by Oleg Pliss". The first person to post about the hack, forum user Veritylikestea, said their iPad suddenly "locked itself" while an additional iPhone presented a message to send US$100 to a PayPal account to return access.




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Haha i wonder how apple is going to handle this .


So much for IOS being hack free.
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I wonder if you safe if you changed the root password???
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Thats an idea .. Wonder if anyone will dissemble the code of it .
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Haha i wonder how apple is going to handle this .


So much for IOS being hack free.


Apple never claimed such thing. rolleyes.gif

Plus, the hacker apparently had a list of emails and passwords for the victim's Apple accounts.

Hardly "hacking."
Edited by BeyondCryptic - 5/27/14 at 3:29am
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No but your standard apple user will say there "virus and hack free." I hate apple with a passion just interesting to see someone target them in this sort of way .Ah I didnt know that , Apple also buggered up with that SSL renewal issue on there update server recently i believe.
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No but your standard apple user will say there "virus and hack free." I hate apple with a passion just interesting to see someone target them in this sort of way .Ah I didnt know that , Apple also buggered up with that SSL renewal issue on there update server recently i believe.

Do you want to provide a link to a scholarly article proving that "your standard apple user will say there [sic] 'virus and hack free'?"

Let me guess, it was an assumption that cannot be backed up by evidence? rolleyes.gif

Don't tell me you've based your assumptions on your own experiences with Apple users... That's an anecdotal fallacy.

How is this targeting Apple? It's targeting consumers. Not very interesting, but scary.
Edited by BeyondCryptic - 5/27/14 at 4:02am
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That and the lines "Macs ..they just work" . Yeah the many mac users both part of our company and the users we provide support for will all say this . I never stated it as a fact.
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Held ransom?We should all thank him, destory apple and their patent troll lol This is a dream lol
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Held ransom?We should all thank him, destory apple and their patent troll lol This is a dream lol

Well said !
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>>Claim device hacked
>>Reveals name in same sentence.

Yeah, not a very smart move.
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