iOS 10.3 update stops Safari ransomware campaign in its tracks
Find out what new feature in iOS 10.3 addresses an aggressive scareware campaign that wreaked havoc with Safari Mobile in pursuit of a fee for unblocking it.
The message also expresses a clear-cut demand, where the plagued user is instructed to submit a fine of $100 or £100 with iTunes pre-paid gift card. More specifically, they are supposed to send SMS with the corresponding iTunes code to a phone number indicated on the page. The more tech-savvy users were able to figure out that simply clearing cache in Safari (Settings – Safari – Clear History and Website Data) would do the trick. A lot of victims, however, end up thinking it’s all for real.