Anonymous team receives $1 million reward after jailbreaking iOS 9.1 and 9.2 remotely

iOS 9A new report has revealed that a bunch of anonymous hackers have successfully managed to jailbreak #iOS 9.1 and 9.2 devices using remote solutions. In return for this feat, they have received a bounty of a whopping $1 million. The contest was held by Zerodium, which specializes in acquiring jailbreak hacks. The company is yet to post details on how this feat was achieved.

Zerodium is a company that is known to be associated with government and security agencies, so it’s possible that this hack will be passed around to the authorities, although there’s no clarification on that front at the moment.

The hackers supposedly managed to jailbreak the iOS 9.1 and 9.2 devices using Google Chrome and a vulnerability hiding beneath iOS to create a proper browser based jailbreak.

The founder of Zerodium, Chaouki Bekrar said – “This challenge is one of the best advertisements for Apple as it has confirmed once again that iOS security is real and not just about marketing. No software other than iOS really deserves such a high bug bounty,” speaking very highly of Apple.

Source: Motherboard

Via: Apple Insider