The importance of properly securing mobile devices has been underlined once again, after a Dutch hacker broke into jailbroken Apple iPhones and displayed a message demanding a 5 Euro ransom be paid.
According to media reports, the hacker used port scanning to identify jailbroken iPhones with SSH running on the T-mobile Netherlands network.
In this instance, the hacker changed the wallpaper on compromised iPhones so they displayed the following message:
Your iPhone’s been hacked because it’s really insecure! Please visit doiop.com/iHacked and dsecure your iPhone right now!
Right now, I can access all your files.. This message won’t disappear until your iPhone’s secure
A further message demanded that 5 Euros be paid to the hacker’s PayPal account…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.