Tag: iphone

How a $19m iPhone Fraud Ring Eventually met its Demise

In these trying financial times, a lot of consumers are looking for any way to make extra money. While most of these efforts are absolutely genuine, a ring of fraudsters in New York had entirely different ideas. They managed to successfully steal $19m worth of Apple iPhones. A very elaborate ploy which allowed them to remain in operation for seven years. The Massive iPhone Fraud Scheme Whereas some people would …
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Criminals Devise new Phishing Tactic by Using Stolen iPhones

Internet criminals have an easy time coming up with new ways to take advantage of unsuspecting consumers. iPhone users have become a popular target for thieves looking to obtain these expensive devices. Unlike what most people expect, once your iPhone is stolen, that is only the beginning of one’s concerns. It appears these victims are targeted by phishing campaigns shortly after the theft occurs. iPhone Theft Victim Face Multiple Threats …
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Illinois Judge Stops Mass iPhone Fingerprint Collection by Police

The US Government’s warrant demanding any Apple electronic device user to forfeit their fingerprints to investigators has been rejected by Illinoi judge Davis Weisman, which effectively has put an end to mass fingerprint collection by police for user privacy. US Constitution’s Fourth Amendment, which reads “he right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and …
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Firm Helped FBI to Breach iPhone; Gets Hacked & Tools Leaked

In March of 2016, the long-running conflict between the FBI and Apple left the two organizations in a legal dispute. FBI demanded Apple to break into an iPhone of an individual suspected for the shootings in San Bernardino that left 14 people dead. Apple denied, stating that it would require the company to write new software to create a master key. Eventually, the unsolved case led to a trial which …
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