Just a month after iOS developers launched the new patch of iOS 9. Which they assures to the world is extremely secure, a group of hackers just bypassed its security to break into iOS 9.1 device.
This group of hackers also landed themselves $1 Million. Zerodium a security firm put up $1 Million bounty for anyone last month who bypasses the Apple iOS 9.1 security remotely.
Zerodium took their twitter account to announce the winner but name of the hacking group or how they were able to bypass the Apple security is not disclosed. In an official tweet by Zerodium – “Our iOS #0day bounty has expired & we have one winning team who made a remote browser-based iOS 9.1/9.2b #jailbreak (untethered). Congrats!”
Bug bounties are the most talked about thing in the security world right now. With giants like Facebook, Google, Apple, Microsoft encouraging security researchers and hackers around the world to report Vulnerabilities and receive rewards according to the severity of it.
Zeordium has no plans to report the vulnerability to the Apple Inc. Since the company is planning to sell the jailbreak to its major customers in industries like Defense, Finance & Technology. The founder of the company said in an interview to Wierd
, where he explained how his company will sell the jailbreak to their U.S customers.
“Bekrar confirmed that Zerodium plans to reveal the technical details of the technique to its customers, whom the company has described as “major corporations in defense, technology, and finance” seeking zero-day attack protection as well as “government organizations in need of specific and tailored cybersecurity capabilities.”
This is a big setback for the Apple Inc. Because the users are now more concerned about their security, because hackers are now more into target smartphones rather than computers. And with Android releasing its latest patch
on Monday, which almost fixed all its vulnerabilities in Nexus phones. This is perhaps the worst time for the Apple Inc to receive a news like this.