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Apple’s iOS 10.3 patches mobile Safari bug used in ransomware campaign

Apples iOS 10.3 patches mobile Safari bug used in ransomware campaign

Using the vulnerability, which leveraged the way Safari handled JavaScript pop-up windows, ransomware scammers primarily targeted users viewing pornographic material, bootlegged music and other content, reports ArsTechnica.

In practice, the flaw present in iOS 10.2 allowed scammers to enact an endless loop of pop-ups, effectively locking users out of the browser. The pop-ups would continue — some incorporating threatening messages — until victims paid a “fee” in the form of an iTunes gift card code delivered to a phone number via text.

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