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Fake iOS Jailbreak Site Lures in Apple Users

A new scam campaign is targeting iOS users who are looking for a way to jailbreak their device. Threat actors have set up a website that advertises checkra1n, a soon-to-be-released app that exploits the “checkm8” flaw, which affects hundreds of millions of iOS devices, including iPhones, iPads and iPods. Last month, a researcher found the vulnerability, which can be exploited in order to revoke Apple’s control over affected devices and run customer firmware on them.

The name of the scam website ( closely resembles that of the official site for the upcoming jailbreak ( When users try to download the advertised app, they end up with a malicious configuration file that puts a fake app on their phone. If users open the app, they are secretly redirected to websites where the fake configuration file registers clicks on pay-per-click (PPC) advertising. The researchers warn that while “this malicious website simply leads to click fraud,” the malicious configuration file “could be used for more malicious and critical actions.”

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