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Jailbroken iPhones Held for Ransom by Dutch Hacker

If you own a jailbroken iPhone what would your reaction be if a hacker hacked your iPhone and wanted cash to fix it? Well apparently that is what has happened in the Netherlands.

According to an article over on arstechnica, a Dutch hacker looked for jailbroken iPhones with SSG running, this enabled the hacker to hack and display a message which said… “You iPhone’s been hacked because it’s really insecure! Please visit doiop.com/iHacked and secure your iPhone right now! Right now, I can access all your files.”

On visiting the site you’re demanded to hand over €5 via PayPal for the fix from the hacker; however, it looks like either the hacker had a change of heart over the cash question or has had his collar felt by authorities as he later updated the site with instructions to fix his iPhone hack.