Chris Duckett for ZDNET:
Affected Australian users woke up yesterday morning to find their phone, tablet, and even desktop or laptop, showed a message originating from Apple's find my device service stating "Device hacked by Oleg Pliss" and asking user send US$100 to unlock the device.
Apple told ZDNET that iCloud security was not breached. The company suggested users may have had their accounts compromised through a third party using the same password.
Considering what you can do with access to an Apple ID, as illustrated above, itís always a good idea to have a unique password for that one.
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