Chinese iPhone users are being hit by a popup scam that asks them to unlock their accounts while browsing the Internet, assent to which grants hackers access to the device and the ability to hold it for ransom, South China Morning Post reported, citing mainland news site The Paper. China’s Ministry of Public Security has warned users to hit “cancel” in response to the attack and change their email and Apple ID passwords. The attack appears to be a variation on a similar scam that hit computers running the Windows operating system earlier this year in the US and UK.
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