Following news that some iPhone owners in Australia were locked out of their smartphone and presented with a demand for a ransom, Apple has said its iCloud servers weren't hacked. The ransom attack, called Oleg Pliss, demanded US$100 from victims and raised questions about how the attackers gained the necessary passwords to lock users out of their iPhones and iPads.
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It's good to know Apple's own servers weren't compromised, and it's a great reminder as to why reusing passwords is a bad idea.