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Apple's Find My iPhone Used in Ransomware Attack

Apple users across Australia are reporting being victims of a widespread attack in which their iPhones, iPads and other iOS devices are being locked and held for ransom.

Apple support communities list several threads on the ransomware attack.

"I went to check my phone and there was a message on the screen (it's still there) saying that my device(s) had been hacked by 'Oleg Pliss' and he/she/they demanded $100 USD/EUR (sent by paypal to lock404(at)hotmail.com) to return them to me," a user with the alias "veritylikestea" from Melbourne, Australia, wrote.

Read the full story at eWEEK:
Apple iPhones, iPads Hijacked, Held for Ransom in Australia

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.