Ransomware scammers accept been base a blemish in Apple’s Mobile Safari browser in a advance to blackmail fees from apprenticed users. The scammers decidedly ambition those who beheld porn or added arguable content. Apple patched the vulnerability on Monday with the absolution of iOS adaptation 10.3.
“The attackers finer acclimated abhorrence as a agency to get what they capital afore the victim accomplished that there was little absolute risk,” Lookout advisers Andrew Blaich and Jeremy Richards wrote in Monday’s post.
Blaich and Richards said they aboriginal abstruse of the attacks back addition application iOS adaptation 10.2 appear accident ascendancy of Safari afterwards visiting the website pay-police[.]com. The user provided the screenshot apparent above, which attempts to brainwash abhorrence with the affirmation the accessory was actuality bound “for actionable pornography.” Below those words was a pop-up Window that said “Cannot Accessible Page.” Each time the actuality clicked on the accompanying OK on, a new window would accessible again.
The advance in abounding respects resembles one that hit Android users in 2014. That one accepted a $300 bribe paid in the anatomy of mechanisms such as Paysafecard or uKash.