iPhone hacked

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Mercury7, May 21, 2016.

  1. Mercury7 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2007
    #1
    just posting in case anyone else falls victim... moderators feel free to move it to appropriate spot, Im still not sure how they did this...no one had access to phone and when I logged in to my apple acct it was locked for security reasons so had to jump a few hoops to get in. ----
    Some how someone managed to hack in to my apple account, it was really pretty bizarre, I noticed iMessage and FaceTime were not working and were grayed out in settings, then discovered restrictions had been turned on with a passcode.... Then looked up what to do and apples say restore was only option... So plug in and start the restore option and it says I have to cut off find my phone to continue.... So the hacker blocked access to iCloud too... So I could not cut off find my phone,Grayed out.
    -----
    Long story shortened, I logged in to iCloud on computer and wiped the phone remotely and set it up as a new device. No fun..... Guessing this guy is keeping the apple stores busy because most would never figure out a fix
     
  2. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

    Newtons Apple

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2014
    Location:
    Jacksonville, Florida
    #2
    How would one get your password to your Apple account to do this?
     
  3. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2014
    #3
    It sounds like someone gained access to your iCloud account rather than your iPhone being hacked. I would recommend implementing two-step authentication for your iCloud account. Also, use a unique password for each website, if you're not already doing so.
     
  4. I7guy macrumors G5

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2013
    Location:
    What Exit?/Saguaro Country
  5. Mercury7 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2007
    #5
    Im not even sure thats how they got in...how does some one remote access settings? The only thing I have done thats usual for me is communicate with iMessage from several strangers that i was asking about cars for sale on craigslist... there has to be a new hacking tool out there, maybe getting in through that way?
    -----
    and then there is a question of why...obviously they could have done far worse with that kind of access
    --- Post Merged, May 21, 2016 ---
    I started setting the two step thing up today.... but still does not explain how someone could enable restrictions remotely
     
  6. I7guy macrumors G5

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2013
    Location:
    What Exit?/Saguaro Country
    #6
    I do not think there is any way of "hacking " into an iPhone to turn on restrictions short of MDM or or jailbreak or not having a passcode on your idevice.

    So what device and iOS version?
     
  7. Mercury7 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2007
    #7
    btw my phone is not jailbroken and i am running 9.3.2 6s+
    --- Post Merged, May 21, 2016 ---
    I do not have a passcode but the device has not been out of my possession
     
  8. Toltepeceno Suspended

    Toltepeceno

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2012
    Location:
    SMT, Edo MX, MX
    #8
    This. If they got into your icloud account it does not have to be through the iphone. Good recommendations also.
     
  9. Mercury7 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2007
    #9
    If this is something new I am sure others will appear shortly... obviously no one wrote this kind of code just for me lol.... and it seems juvenile.... but does result in having to restore your device... you can back up your photos but if you back up everything the restrictions will still be there
     
  10. I7guy macrumors G5

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2013
    Location:
    What Exit?/Saguaro Country
    #10
    I'm going for the obvious since your phone is not password protected and/or 2Fa was not turned on.
     
  11. Mercury7 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2007
    #11
    it mostly just cost me time to figure it out and time to get all my apps back, I was able to save photos before wiping it
     
  12. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2014
    #12
    I also recommend using a passcode on all of your devices. There are times throughout the day when your device is not being actively monitored (sleeping, showering, etc.) and a passcode will definitely help.
     
  13. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2011
    #13
    iCloud access won't affect something like restrictions being enabled or changed on a device, as mentioned before.
     
  14. Mercury7 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2007
    #14
    if your saying its my fault for not having 3 step turned on then guilty.... but as far as i know the passcode just protects from a physical hack....like I said the phone was on me when all this took place this morning
     
  15. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2014
    #15
    Don't feel bad, I went a long time without two-step verification before learning how useful it was.

    Do you have anyone there who might have picked up your phone and enabled restrictions? A child maybe who was curious and tinkered with settings? I've heard this happen to someone who didn't have a passcode enabled.
     
  16. Mercury7 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2007
    #16
    Just to reiterate... thats exactly what aim saying... some how restrictions were turned on remotely and the specifically targeted iMessage, FaceTime and iCloud in settings... did not notice anything else grayed out, just happened to notice restrictions were turned on while going through doing all the usual resets
    --- Post Merged, May 21, 2016 ---
    no, had to go to a dance rehearsal this morning and it happened while I was there... phone in hand taking photos then noticed my pictures were trying to send via sms instead of iMessage.... so it happened while the device was on me, no-one else had access
     
  17. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2014
    #17
    I wasn't aware that restrictions could be turned on remotely. Is this a work/enterprise phone?
     
  18. Mercury7 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2007
    #18
    no, just a personal phone.... until now I did not know restrictions could be accessed remotely either... but it has to be true... although I can certainly understand being skeptical... thats the main reason I posted this... just bizarre
    --- Post Merged, May 21, 2016 ---
    If anyone hears anything else like this in the next few days please come back and post here, thanks
     
  19. I7guy macrumors G5

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2013
    Location:
    What Exit?/Saguaro Country
    #19
    Any profiles installed?

    Afaik, restrictions can't be enabled remotely; Aka remote assistance. But a profile can update settings.
     
  20. Mercury7 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2007
    #20
    no, I understand the skepticism... just know it happened so something is up...just waiting for others because there has to be.... think about it, some one disables FaceTime and iMessage then specifically disables the tool to turn them back on
     
  21. I7guy macrumors G5

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2013
    Location:
    What Exit?/Saguaro Country
    #21
    My reply should have been a profile enables settings to be changed remotely. Short of that if there were a way to breach the phone, it's would be well known.
     
  22. SoYoung macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2015
    #22
    btw what it mean when your apple account is blocked for security reason ? because mine does this sometimes snd I have two step verification enabled and I change the password each time with a very long and complicated one. When I got my access back, everything looks normal and no sign someone had access my account. Also I only log in in my iPhone, iPad and iMac.

    Anybody else have this issue from time to time?
     
  23. Mercury7 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2007
    #23
    i agree, watching to see if anyone else is
     
  24. ABC5S macrumors 68040

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2013
    Location:
    Florida
    #24
    This is not wide spread OP. You are the first I've heard thus far. Something is screwy, but not having a passcode would be my first thoughts right now if you haven't done it yet, and then a two step verification.
     
  25. 960design, May 21, 2016
    Last edited: May 21, 2016

    960design macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2012
    Location:
    Destin, FL
    #25
    I'm a mobile learning analyst and my job is to do just what the OP has mentioned. I have not found a way to remotely add a passcode to restrictions, everything else can be done with a link in an email or website being clicked on the device and saying yes a couple of times.
    I want to believe the OP because I certainly do not know everything, but the passcode on restrictions, pretty much want to call BS. I can remotely lock restrictions, where everything is greyed out and you will no longer have access. But I have to have physical access to the device to implement a restrictions passcode.

    PM me mercury7, I would love to check your device out.
     

Share This Page