* Posts by R&D

1 post • joined 30 May 2014

iDevice gizmo-snatcher Oleg... you must be taking the Pliss

R&D
Coffee/keyboard

As a non-technical person, I think this could be the case. It appears to be some sort of alert to Apple that its popular advertised security feature (the find my phone feature) can be bounced back on users as a hack and is dysfunctional as a result. Australia (relatively tiny market) seems to have been used as some sort of test bed for a response from Apple, and then when nothing of substance was forthcoming, the hack penetrates wider to the US and so on.

I reckon the perpetrators calculated it would annoy the hell out of Apple distributors by creating a steady flow of complaints and requests for 'restore' assistance from users who hadn't set pass-codes for their devices. It doesn't look like it was designed as a serious money making pursuit by hackers.

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