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Apple iOS 10.3 Fixes Safari Flaw Used in JavaScript-based Ransomware Campaign

Apple iOS 10.3 Fixes Safari Flaw Used in JavaScript-based Ransomware Campaign

March 28, 2017Swati Khandelwal
If you own an iPhone or iPad, it's possible you could see popup windows in a sort of endless cycle on your Safari browser, revealing your browser has been locked and asking you to pay a fee to unlock it. Just do not pay any ransom. A new ransomware campaign has been found exploiting a flaw in Apple's iOS Safari browser in order to extort money from users who view pornography content on their phones or attempt to illegally download pirated music or other sensitive content. However, the good news is that Apple patched the web browser vulnerability on Monday with the release of iOS version 10.3 . The vulnerability resides in the way Safari displayed JavaScript pop-up windows, which allowed ransomware scammers to display an endless loop of pop-up windows, preventing victims to use the browser, researchers from mobile security provider Lookout said in a blog post published on Monday. The victims eventually would end up on an attacker website that masquerades itself as a
Los Angeles College Pays Hackers $28,000 Ransom To Get Its Files Back

Los Angeles College Pays Hackers $28,000 Ransom To Get Its Files Back

January 10, 2017Mohit Kumar
Ransomware has turned on to a noxious game of Hackers to get paid effortlessly. Once again the heat was felt by the Los Angeles Valley College (LAVC) when hackers managed to infect its computer network with ransomware and demanded US$28,000 payment in Bitcoins to get back online. The cyber-attack occurred over winter break and caused widespread disruption to online, financial aid, email and voicemail systems, including locking out 1,800 students and staffs from their computers. As the situation was gone out of its hand, the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) agreed to pay the ransom demand of $28,000 in Bitcoin to criminals to resume their operations after gaining the decryption keys, the school newspaper, The Valley Star, reports . The cyber criminals gave the college a week to pay the ransom and threatened to delete all the data if they were not paid. Also Read: RansomFree Tool Detects Never-Seen-Before Ransomware Before It Encrypts Your Data Just like mos
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