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Unlock.device@mail.com ransom scam: How to unlock hijacked iPhone, iPad or MacBook

Unlock.device@mail.com ransom scam: How to unlock hijacked iPhone, iPad or MacBook

Blackmail is becoming the scourge of the present-day online world, mostly due to the ubiquity of ransomware. Crypto infections, though, are chiefly the prerogative of threat actors who focus on targeting Windows, although a few Mac samples have been spotted this year as well. Hackers who zero in on Apple devices prefer an easier route, such as the unlock.device@mail.com screen locking fraud.

John Dee
John Dee
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Help.apple@gmx.com ransomware fraud: Unlock hijacked iPhone or MacBook

Help.apple@gmx.com ransomware fraud: Unlock hijacked iPhone or MacBook

Although Apple is generally doing a great job securing their devices from malware attacks, hacking is quite a common encounter for this platform. Moreover, cybercrooks are obviously thinking out of the box as they have started weaponizing features that are otherwise helpful, such as Apple ID. A recent wave of such hijacking engages the help.apple@gmx.com email address in the blackmail chain.

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John Dee
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Remove Apple iPad virus warning popups

Remove Apple iPad virus warning popups

Fraudsters have been cashing in on attacks against iOS users quite heavily lately. Most of the time, these scams engage popups that report inexistent security issues and encourage victims to visit some junk sites or download potentially unwanted apps. One of the recent popup infections of that sort displays rogue Apple iPad virus warning notifications, which lead to malware downloads. It’s strongly recommended to get rid of the actual virus that triggers these annoying alerts.

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John Dee
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iOS 10.3 update stops Safari ransomware campaign in its tracks

iOS 10.3 update stops Safari ransomware campaign in its tracks

By rolling out the iOS 10.3 update in late March 2017, Apple has addressed a massive outbreak of Safari Mobile scareware, where iOS users would be blocked from using the browser due to a persistent hijack. Victims were confronted with recurrent redirects to legit-looking pages that displayed misleading “Cannot Open Page” popups and demanded money to remove the blocking.

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John Dee
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Helpappledevice@gmail.com virus: How to unlock infected iPhone or iPad

Helpappledevice@gmail.com virus: How to unlock infected iPhone or iPad

Whereas Windows users have been suffering from vicious ransomware attacks for years now, this isn’t nearly as much of a trend on Apple devices. Part of the reason consists in more robust defenses against the execution of unverified code. And yet, cybercrooks have recently pulled off a large-scale hoax where victims’ mobile gadgets, including iPhones and iPads, become locked and a ransom of $50 is demanded for unlocking. Find out why this is a rogue compromise and how to get around this block without paying a penny to the scammers.

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John Dee
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Remove mobfree.click redirect virus from iPhone and iPad

Remove mobfree.click redirect virus from iPhone and iPad

Given the strong antimalware defenses built into iOS, the operating system for iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch devices, virus makers have been having a tough time coming up with methods to compromise this platform. When something is a hard nut to crack as a whole, however, the black hats tend to focus on individual components that might turn out vulnerable. In the case of iOS, Internet browsing environment is the weak link. The malicious code that redirects infected users of these gadgets to mobfree.click domain proves this quite vividly.

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John Dee
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