Well, I know many users of BlackBerry have jumped across to the likes of Apple and Android, and if you are still thinking whether or not, well, this might make you think twice. iPhone, iPad and Mac owners in Queensland, New South Wales, Western Australia, South Australia and Victoria have been affected by the attack. The hackers whom are responsible are directing owners to pay up to $100 to release their devices.
Apparently, the hackers appear to have gained access to users’ iCloud accounts as multiple devices show the same message simultaneously.
Unfortunately for the hackers though, not all of their targets have been affected, since the FindMyiPhone is so limited, where one can only set a password and lock a device that has no password on it.
Apple has a workaround, which was to restore the iphone from a backup, but that means data lost and for those without backups, its good luck!
Well, Apple users, have you been locked out yet? 😉
Update: Apparently on the 21 May, a team of hackers claimed they have successfully compromised Apple’s iCloud, with the group informing Apple since March. In even an better twist, apple deliberately left out the certifying of the certificate to ensure proper SSL or secure communication which allowed this hack to happen. Even though the hackers did mention that it has nothing to do with that SSL bug, its up for everyone to guess!