Hackers in Australia have found a way to get into the Find My iPhone feature and lock the devices at ransom until the fee of $100 is paid. According to reports, hackers down under are now hacking into iOS users Find My iPhone feature that Apple offers as a way to help owners find their lost devices.
Once the hacker gets access to the Find My iPhone feature, they change your password and locking the device. Later a message shows up on the screen demanding that $100 USD/EUR must be paid before unlocking the device.
One user said: “I went to check my phone and there was a message on the screen (it’s still there) saying that my device(s) had been hacked by ‘Oleg Pliss’ and he/she/they demanded $100 USD/EUR (sent by PayPal to lock404(at)hotmail.com) to return them to me.” Some users were able to unlock their device after the hacker locked them down.
However, one user says that once he unlocked his device after the initial attack, he was hacked again. Users of hacked devices are asking Apple and their carrier for help. Carriers have been notifying the users hacked to contact Apple. Apple has not made an official statement on the current situation as yet.