Two weeks ago, word started to spread that a malicious hacker or group of hackers had figured out a way to invade unsuspecting iOS device users’ software systems and were locking people out of access to their devices. The hackers would gain access to a device’s system and would send a notification to the victim’s iPhone or iPad that read, “device hacked by Ogel Plis. For unlock device OK.” The attackers were asking for victims to send money through a PayPal account in exchange for release of the locked system.
Today, Re/code reported that Russia’s Interior Ministry’s cyber crime department, Directorate K, claims to have arrested two of the hackers involved in the incident. One cyber criminal is still a teenager while the other is only in his early 20s. Read More »