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Hackers behind iPhone ransom attacks arrested in Russia

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Last month we have reported that Ransomware malware hit the numbers of Apple device which lock the Apple device and asked users $100 in order to unlock the device. But now the scene of this Ransomware campaign is now been over.

Yesterday, a press release on the Russian Interior Ministry’s website yesterday claims two men were recently arrested for the “blocking of Apple devices to extort funds,” which stats the same case as like last month Oleg Pliss iPhone ransomware malware.

The two Russian hackers, one 23-year-old and another 17-year old from Moscow, reportedly confessed to scamming users into giving away their Apple IDs and using the Find My iPhone feature to lock the devices until the victims paid a ransom of up to $100 USD.

The press release stats that authorities have searched the hackers' apartments and seized computers, phones, SIM cards and "literature" on hacking.
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How They Phish the user ? 
According to the Ministry the criminals used two “well-established schemes.”
One of them was hacking users’ email accounts and elaborate phishing pages to glean victims’ Apple ID credentials. The second scheme – which may or may not related to the Oleg Pliss scam – allegedly bound devices to prearranged accounts and used “various internet resources to create ads.” Those ads promised access to Apple ID accounts that contained “a large amount of media content.” As soon as someone accepted the offer and linked their device to the account, attackers hijacked the devices.

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