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iPhone unlocking firm Grayshift faces extortion demands after data breach

Postby MrFredPFL » Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:08 pm

Story : https://appleinsider.com/articles/18/04/24/iphone-unlocking-firm-grayshift-hit-b





An unknown party appears to have snatched GrayKey's source code and leaked a portion of the data online, reports Motherboard. Alongside the code, the hacker or hackers included a message threatening to distribute more of GrayKey unless Grayshift places two Bitcoin, currently worth about $19,000, into a secure account.

The company confirmed the breach, but says no sensitive data was exposed in the incident.

"Due [to] a network misconfiguration at a customer site, a GrayKey unit's UI was exposed to the internet for a brief period of time earlier this month," Grayshift said in a statement. "During this time, someone accessed the HTML/Javascript that makes up our UI. No sensitive IP or data was exposed, as the GrayKey was being validation tested at the time. We have since implemented changes to help our customers prevent unauthorized access."

The anonymous party posted two separate messages requesting payment from Grayshift, each of which included a snippet of code that appears to be associated with GrayKey's user interface. Grayshift maintains the hackers failed to glean code responsible for operating a GrayKey box, or functional code responsible for cracking an iPhone.





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Re: iPhone unlocking firm Grayshift faces extortion demands

Postby ejonesss » Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:40 am

i hope the leaked code is enough to get apple to patch it and completely null and void the device.

also can the code be used to unlock the icloud lock for stolen iphones?
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Re: iPhone unlocking firm Grayshift faces extortion demands

Postby David Luiz » Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:15 pm

Didn't knew about that. good Info.
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