Posted: 1 September, 2015 by Zoe

The Largest Case Of Apple Account Hacks Have Hit Australia

What the hack is this?

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Hackers have stolen Apple account details from 225,000 iPhones from 18 countries, including Australia. 

Researchers from Palo Alto Networks, have described the hack-attack as the “largest known Apple account theft caused by malware” - eek!

The malware, named ‘KeyRaider’ reportedly uses stolen account details to “download applications from the official App Store and make in-app purchases without actually paying”. 

Using the stolen key information, the hackers can lock users out of their own phone, with at least one person reporting a ransom note had displayed on their screen.   

The researchers say the hack only affects Jailbroken iOS devices and is mainly spread through the third-party Chinese app store Cydia.

If you are concerned about your iPhone’s security, Palo Alto offers a ‘Protection and Prevention’ method at the bottom of their analysis here 


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