iPhone owners hit by ‘ransomware’ hack demanding money for their phones

James Vincent reports:

An iPhone feature designed to discourage theft by letting users shut down their smartphone remotely has reportedly being compromised by hackers using it to hold mobiles to ransom.

Posts from Apple’s official support forums describe how users’ Find My iPhone feature (also available for the iPad) has been hijacked by fraudsters who shut down the gadget before demanding money over PayPal.

Read more on The Independent.

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