Russian Interior Ministry cuffs iPhone ransomware suspects

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Russian Interior Ministry cuffs iPhone ransomware suspects

Postby knuckles » Tue Jun 10, 2014 11:13 pm

Russian Interior Ministry cuffs iPhone ransomware suspects

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/06/10/russian_interior_ministry_cuffs_iphone_ransomware_suspects/

Russia's Interior Ministry has announced the arrest of two chaps suspected of conducting ransomware attacks on iPhones.

The Ministry's statement on the arrests describes a modus operandi that sounds an awful lot like that employed by “Oleg Pliss”, an entity that last month remotely locked iThings in Australia. Apple later recommended owners of iThings and iCloud accounts reset their passwords.

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Re: Russian Interior Ministry cuffs iPhone ransomware suspec

Postby Nick » Fri Jul 11, 2014 11:27 pm

What was the exploit? Anyone have any isight? Just dodgy DNS server or something more creative?


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