Not Ransomware, This is exactly what iPhone and Mac experienced

red foc 06 Jul 2018 - 19:10 0 Komentar
 The last few days of Apple users around the world are shocked with news about ransomware that successfully attacked iPhone, iPad and MacOS. Users in Europe, Japan and Indonesia find it difficult to log into their device because it is locked by EFI firmware protection, while iOS users experience similar things because it is locked by the Lost Mode feature.

spotify premium free download Speculation has sprung up in cyberspace that Apple products have been infected by ransomware lockers, ransomware designed to deny access to computing resources, usually by locking the computer screen and then asking users to pay a fee to restore access.

This is exactly the same as what iPhone, iPad and MacOS users have experienced in some countries, where their device screens locked and ransomed for 50 dollars. These characteristics are very similar to the typical Locker Ransomware attacks.

If we look at the case there are some things that we can look at, there is a password leak on the iCloud bridge and possibly related to some cases of iCloud nick leak previously used by certain people to exploit lock on Find My iPhone feature which includes Lost Mode .

So when the user attempts to login, their device has been locked, while in the lock feature, the hijacker has left an email address message. When a victim contacts via an email address, the offender then retaliates by asking for a ransom of 50 dollars in this case if he wants to get the key to unlock his device.

"Cyber-threatening activities that threaten Apple users suspected of being a ransomware attack are not true, as the data residing inside the device is not encrypted, while the lock feature used by the offender comes from Apple's own features, which is a security feature if items are lost or stolen, "Said Yudhi Kukuh - Technical Consultant of ESET Indonesia.

Yudhi added, "This could happen due to the iCloud password being hijacked, the offender then activating Lost Mode on the victim device connected to the iCloud account. When the computer enters Lost Mode, the firmware key is added. "

ESET also provides some tips that can be done to deal with piracy situations like this, here's how to prevent it:

- If you receive an Apple ID-related email, be careful with phishing which may result in credential theft. Use Mail Security to avoid phishing traps.

-Check the security email used for registration, double check and enable security features. Gmail / Yahoo has layered security features
Apple IDs should not be shared. For devices used between families, can take advantage of family sharing features.

- Login to iCloud, check your name and so on, make sure it's correct. Add another email address as a backup.

- Enable the two factor authentication feature or two-factor authentication in apple.
Add phone number as part of security information.

- If it is already infected, try to restore the password. If it fails must visit Apple Store to unlock.


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