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iPhone hackers arrested in Russia

June 10, 2014

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Russian police has announced arrest of two individuals, a 17-year-old and 23-year-old from Moscow who were blocking iPhones and iPads using the Find my iPhone feature and demanded ransom for their unblocking. The may be associated with the issue that affected mainly Australia but later spread also to USA, Europe and evidently also to Russia. The two arrested have pleaded guilty. Russian police claims they used social engineering and phishing techniques to get access to victims’ Apple ID credentials that were later used to block the devices.

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