Today, hackers who were behind similar attacks have been arrested, according to a report from the Sydney Morning Herald (via MacRumors). At this time, it is unclear if the hackers are the same ones who demanded the ransom from the Australian owners of Apple Devices.
Initially, some suggested Apple's own iCloud servers had been hacked, however Apple denied such claims. The report notes that the two primarily gained access to Apple IDs through phishing pages and social engineering techniques.
Russian authorities say they have detained two young hackers who are alleged to have hijacked Apple devices and digitally held them ransom for a sum of money before relinquishing control.
The hackers - aged 17 and 23 - were detained in the course of "operational activities" by the Russian Interior Ministry, Russia's Ministry of Internal Affairs said. They are both residents of the Southern Administrative District of Moscow and one has already been tried before, it said.
The hackers were reportedly caught on surveillance cameras when they went to the ATM to withdraw ransom money from victims.
We recommend that you set up two-fact authentication as well as having a passcode on your device in order to prevent this from happening to you!