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SAN FRANCISCO – Information about the Apple accounts of more than 200,000 iPhone users who “jailbroke” their phones has been stolen by cybercriminals who could use the data to lock the phones and hold them for ransom, according to security outfit Palo Alto Networks.The cyber-security research company said in a blog the
malware behind the digital theft, dubbed “KeyRaider,” has stolen more
than 225,000 valid Apple accounts and thousands of certificates, private keys
and purchasing receipts.

The stolen data appears to have been downloaded to an insecure server where
hackers could easily gain access to it, the researchers said.

“We believe this to be the largest known Apple account theft caused by
malware,” the blog post said.

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