Added info pertaining to the iCloud account compromise that we reported about recently has actually now been made public, including a method of examining if you have actually been jeopardized.

It appears that around 225,000 accounts may have been jeopardized by the malware utilized for stealth attacks. Those iCloud accounts are said to have actually orientated from eighteen different nations, including China, France, Australia, Israel, Germany, Italy, Spain, South Korea, and Singapore to name a few. As we formerly reported, just jailbroken iOS devices have actually been affected by this breach. This substantiates our recommendation that the malware was distributed through multiple dubious repositories and tweaks.


So yes, if you’re not jailbroken, you are safe from this hack. Likewise, if you’re jailbroken and have actually never installed pirated jailbreak tweaks from dubious repositories, you ought to be mainly safe, too.

But if you’re jailbroken and have been setting up jailbreak tweaks from dubious repositories, opportunities are that this malware – – going by the name of KeyRaider – – may have contaminated your device.

When a tweak which is infected with KeyRaider is installed on a jailbroken iOS device, it undertakes taking Apple credentials and GUIDs (worldwide distinct identifiers) and then utilizes it in a variety of destructive ways. The most severe use case is holding impacted devices to ransom by remotely disabling the ability to unlock a device:

It can in your area disable any kind of unlocking operations, whether the correct passcode or password has actually been gone into. Also, it can send an alert message requiring a ransom directly making use of the taken certification and personal key, without going through Apple’s push server.


If you have a jailbroken device, have added non-stock Cydia repositories, set up uncertain third-party tweaks, and observed suspicious activity on your Apple account, then you might have been affected by KeyRaider. Palo Alto Networks and WeipTech have put together a web-based tool at weiptech.orgto assist you check if your account has been compromised. The site is in Chinese language but you should be able to use it utilizing Google Translate. Simply enter your email address connected with your Apple account to inquire if your Apple ID has actually been compromised.

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Likewise, we can’t stress this enough, turn on two-step verification for your Apple ID/iCloud account now if you haven’t currently. You can follow the instructions here on ways to do it: The best ways to Allow Two-Step Confirmation For Apple ID/ iTunes/ iCloud.

(Source: PaloAltoNetworks)

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