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iOS7 announcement prompts themed ransomware kits

Posted: 31 May 2013 06:15 AM | Gianluca Giuliani


At Websense® Security Labs™ we recently spotted an interesting case of a phishing domain related to the imminent release of the Apple iOS7 Operating System.  

As gossips circulate news in the wild about iOS7 after the D11 conference presented by Apple CEO Tim Cook, cybercriminals are setting up a foundation for phishing and malicious activities. The domain name was registered about 22 days ago (from the date of this analysis), as also reported by our ThreatSeeker™ network

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Super Bowl Sunday for iOS 6.1 Jailbreak [Updated]

Posted: 01 Feb 2013 05:31 AM | Elson Lai


February 3, 2013 not only marks the start of Super Bowl Sunday, it could also signify the arrival of a new untethered iOS jailbreak.

 

The newly formed hacking group, going by the name of evad3rs, is reportedly close to completing their latest iOS 6.1 jailbreak. More importantly this jailbreak works on the A5 and A6 chip architectures in the latest flagship iOS devices. 

 

Previous reports claiming that the group held back releasing the jailbreak, in the knowledge that Apple were to release the long awaited iOS 6.1 update which surfaced on Monday. The group claims that publishing the exploit earlier would allow Apple to develop a patch to counter-act their efforts. So, immediately after the iOS 6.1 release, some four and a half months after the original iOS 6 release, the group have said they are ready.

 

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