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By: Steve | July 31, 2015


As you likely know by now, Ransomware is a type of malware that prevents or limits users from accessing their system. This type of malware forces its victims to pay the ransom through certain online payment methods in order to grant access to their systems, or to get their data back.  

Now there is a scam targeted at iPhone and iPad users that will appear via a pop up message as you are doing an internet search with Safari.

You will be interrupted by a message that tells you that your device has been locked because a third-party application has crashed your iOS operating system. 

When you call the toll free number provided, the scammer will ask you for your credit card information so they can charge you for removing the third party application. 


If you see this message, simply follow these three steps:

  1. Go to your Settings and enable Airplane Mode.
  2. Remove the browsing history on Safari (go to Settings, Safari, Clear History). 
  3. Turn off Airplane Mode and you should be good to go.


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