Apple have found themselves a victim of cyber-crime once more with ransomware attacks on user’s handsets. Apple have since offered a software update that should resolve the issue, however many were left with accusations of accessing adult material or pirating music via a pop up that could not be removed.
The attackers were asking for the sum of £100 in the form of a iTunes gift card, however the ransomware was fake and easy to solve by just clearing the browser cache. The purpose was to scare the user into paying the ransom to recover the phones data before realising it was a hoax.
Apple’s update on the devices has since fixed the loophole, but several people are thought to have fallen for the scam.
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