Users of jailbroken iPhones report unauthorized access to their credit cards, PayPal, social media
Unfortunately, an issue with the latest Pangu jailbreak — one of the most popular jailbreak methods, due to the fact that it allows for the process to be completed with no USB connection to a PC — may give non-jailbreakers the perfect reason for a heavy “I told you so!”. Apparently, users of this exact jailbreak have spotted unauthorized access to their debit and credit cards, PayPal, and even Facebook accounts.
There's a bit of a chaos going on — some are pointing at the Pangu team for being behind this, others say that the 25PP app (it's a 3rd party app store) that comes with the jailbreak is the malicious one. But no exact culprit has been found yet.
The Pangu team took to Twitter and even registered a verified account on Reddit to address the situation. The developers openly say that both they and the people behind 25PP (which are the AliBaba group) “would be stupid” to try and hack users' sensitive information, effectively chasing them away from the tools.
So, it's all a big mess at the moment. The best we could say before this situation is resolved – jailbreakers, beware, do extra-careful research before downloading anything, and let's hope this information leak doesn't lead to any heavy losses for somebody out there.
Neither we nor 25pp would be so stupid to make money by hacking users paypal account via jailbreak tool. We hope to find out the truth asap.— PanguTeam (@PanguTeam) July 31, 2016