Scammers in Russia blocked accounts iCloud and extort money for activation




Positive Technologies experts have warned the Russian users of the iPhone and iPad intruders attempt to use iCloud account lockout for the purpose of extortion. Message is placed in the company’s official blog on the site Habrahabr.


For noisy scandals leaks intimate photos of Hollywood celebrities iCloud, it seems, will soon add another one. In recent days, many owners of the iPhone and iPad in Russia faced with blocking credentials iCloud. Accounts blocks itself Apple, in response to the massive attempts to guess passwords.

Fraudsters use application iDict , which in early January 2015 posted a hacker under the nickname Pr0x13. Initially, this tool allows you to bypass the two-factor authentication and choose the account password iCloud. Later, Apple closed the vulnerability , but it can be used to organize a lock any account simple brute force.

Attackers use iCloud lock to extort. Similar letters have already started to come, and the criminals send them on behalf of Russia’s largest portal in the field of information security SecurityLab. Experts call to ignore such messages.

Good afternoon!

Your device has been blocked due to the illegal actions of a group of hackers, posts from which we intercepted.

Our company offers SecurityLab quick, painless, and guaranteed to restore access to the device, and to receive a four-digit password for your Apple ID, bypassing the long and expensive formal procedure leading to the loss of data on iCloud.

Turnaround time is 30 minutes for iOS. Service Cost – 500 rubles. For relevant details, please consult us at ***.

If this is not the first lock your device, be sure to change the password of your e-mail and the lock will not be repeated, as fraudsters use only mail addresses and passwords, which once flowed massively into the network, “- said in a dispatch intruders.

Recover your account, you can at – via e-mail, the answer to the security question, or other methods proposed by Apple (and you can keep the old password or set a new one).


Experts have informed Apple about the situation. All users of iCloud, which blocked the account, it is advisable to turn to the formal procedure for password recovery and not to succumb to the tricks of swindlers.

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