Apple devices in Australia hit by Ransomware Malware
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One of the Apple users have wrote on the Apple support forum-
"I went to check my phone and there was a message on the screen (it's still there) saying that my device(s) had been hacked by 'Oleg Pliss' and he/she/they demanded $100 USD/EUR (sent by paypal to lock404(at)hotmail.com) to return them to me."The affected users who are getting a message to send up to US$100 to a Paypal account, in order to have then unlocked. On this Paypal representative have also confirmed that there is no such account with the email address, and user who send the money to the hacker email will be refunded.
It seems that hackers is using those iCloud accounts that have been exposed in some of recent security breaches. Moreover, the hacked accounts were likely not using two-step verification . User who have enabled Two-steps authentication on there accounts were seems to be on safe side, as gaining users id and password won't help user to gain access on to the devices.
Affected user can still recover there devices by resetting the device in recover mode, but user will lose all its data and apps from your device.
User can also enable Two-Step authentication on their device by following the steps on support page.