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Australian Apple Users Beware: Devices Hijacked and Held for Ransom

One hacker asked for $50 to unlock a user's iPhone


Apple (AAPL) devices in Australia are being hijacked digitally and held for ransom.

Source: Apple

The Age broke out the news which stemmed from a series of tweets reporting these hijackings. iPhone users got a message that said ‘Find My iPhone” followed by a message notifying them that their phone had been hacked by “Oleg Pliss.”

In one case, the hackers asked a Sydney woman for $50 to be sent to a PayPal account in return for unlocking her phone. Another user received a message demanding a PayPal payment of $100 USD/EUR to be sent to

There were also cases of other Apple devices being hijacked including iPads and Macs.

AAPL stock is up 1.87% on Tuesday.

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