A malvertising campaign on iOS is pushing a scareware page tricking Apple users into installing a free VPN app that comes with serious privacy implications.
According to a report from Motherboard, a group of hackers calling themselves “Turkish Crime Family” is threatening to remotely erase devices belonging to hundreds of millions of Apple customers. They will do this on April 7, they say, if Apple doesn’t pay them a ransom.
On Valentine’s Day, Mac users got a special “treat” in the form of new malware. Now, weeks later, there are signs of yet another piece of malware looming. This brings the count of malware (as opposed to adware or other threats) discovered for macOS this year up to 4, in only two short months.
Update (12/13/2016): Apple has added a Report Junk link on iCloud.com, to allow you to report these spam events as junk. Use this feature to remove the events at this point. It is a good bet that Apple will add a similar option to the Calendar app on macOS and iOS in a future update….