Yesterday we heard that a number of owners of the iPhone and iPad in Australia were subject to an iPhone hack through Apple’s find my iPhone service, that left some users with locked devices.
The iPhone hack allowed a hacker to take control of some iOS devices, and then lock them, through Find my iPhone, the hackers then requested that the owner of the device pay a fee to get the device unlocked.
Apple has now responded to the hack, the company gave a statement to ZDNet and they have said that Apple’s iCloud was not affected in the hack.
“Apple takes security very seriously and iCloud was not compromised during this incident. Impacted users should change their Apple ID password as soon as possible and avoid using the same user name and password for multiple services. Any users who need additional help can contact AppleCare or visit their local Apple Retail Store.”
When the hack occurred, users of Apple devices that had a passcode lock on their handset were able to unlock their device, so if you own an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, then you may want to make sure you out a passcode lock on it.
As yet there are no details on exactly how these Apple devices in Australia were hacked, hopefully Apple will release more details of what happened and also provide an update to make sure this sort of thing does not happen in the future.
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