iPhone theft victims tricked into unlocking devices
It seems there can be further indignity foisted onto people who’ve had their iPad or iPhone stolen.
Symantec has discovered a campaign that aims to unlock Apple devices after they’ve been lost, which requires either the device’s passcode or the credentials for a person’s iCloud account.
To get in contact with victims, the criminals appear to be relying on information displayed on the lost device, wrote Joji Hamada of Symantec in a blog post.
Apple’s Find My iPhone feature has a “Lost Mode” that allows users to display a message on the screen of their lost device, such as a phone number, he wrote.