Apple iCloud ransomware is a real threat

People are being locked out of their iPhones and iPads due to an attack that is taking place where the devices are locked and you can only gain access to your files if you pay a “ransom”.

This is mainly in Australia but it has been reported in other locations.

You should backup your data so that in the event this happens to you, you will not lose much and can just have your device wiped and start fresh then restore the data.

Another real issue that is happening is spoofed email is being sent out that says your iCould has been locked, and that you should visit a website. It looks like it is authentic, that Apple was the sender, but in fact, it is not.

These emails look like this:

Apple iCloud password reset email

Bogus email from Apple

If you have any issues related to this type of ransomware or malware, please give us a call at 864-990-4748 and we will try to assist you!

Homeland Secure IT provides computer, server and network support, service and sales to the Upstate of South Carolina.  Our focus is primarily small and medium business.

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