Apple Says iCloud Was Not Compromised By Hackers Remotely Locking Apple Devices for Ransom

Apple Says iCloud Was Not Compromised By Hackers Remotely Locking Apple Devices for Ransom

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Apple says that iCloud was not compromised by hackers remotely locking Apple devices for ransom. Some Australian Mac and iPhone owners recently woke up to their Apple devices being remotely locked through Apple's Find My iPhone service with a message demanding payments for their device to be unlocked.

Apple told ZDNet that iCloud was not compromised, and users should change their Apple ID password.

"Apple takes security very seriously and iCloud was not compromised during this incident. Impacted users should change their Apple ID password as soon as possible and avoid using the same user name and password for multiple services. Any users who need additional help can contact AppleCare or visit their local Apple Retail Store."

It's likely that the hackers managed to get access to the users' login information and simply used Find My iPhone to lock the devices.

To prevent your device from being hijacked, we strongly recommend that you enable two-factor authentication on your Apple ID, update your older, weaker passwords on iCloud and be sure to use a passcode on your iOS device as those devices with a passcode cannot be remotely locked.

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Apple Says iCloud Was Not Compromised By Hackers Remotely Locking Apple Devices for Ransom
Ipadguy - May 29, 2014 at 3:28am
Oh yeah nothing is secure and you're not safe welcome to the world of electronics!
iphonedudet - May 29, 2014 at 3:31am
You just said changing password and username will make it secure but what else is there to be hacked other than that, but what about Mac osx? There are some viruses it can get but at least it doesn't suffer harsh like shattered glass os, so how bad can either be anyway?
Ipadguy - May 29, 2014 at 3:24am
Just make sure your passwords and usernames are different for the accounts that have money connected... everything well good luck... Or don't use the Internet! The world is a wonderful place where the Internet fails you every time if they can't rob you in person the mug you in cyberspace people can't be trusted
Ipadguy - May 29, 2014 at 3:21am
Or you can make them all different and when you forget them you can reset them? This will become tedious and make you not even use so many different services
Ipadguy - May 29, 2014 at 3:20am
Basically password and username on any site has to be 100% different in order to be secure... That is incredibly inconvenient can remember all that... Or maybe use a service that gives you one username and password to remember them all obviously you will run into the same problem
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