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They try to extort the creators of GrayKey, the machine that unlocks iPhones

520 Until a few months ago, GrayShift It was a company totally unknown to many. Today, GrayKey , the tool…

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Until a few months ago, GrayShift It was a company totally unknown to many. Today, GrayKey , the tool that has given him notoriety for his ability to unblock any iPhone , is reason for the creator of the same to receive extortion. And is that the company has received messages demanding 2 Bitcoin in exchange for not revealing the source code of the tool, something that would encourage the expansion of clones of GrayKey at a price well below that set by GrayShift.

GrayKey He rose to fame early last month as the tool capable of unlock by force any iPhone , bypassing the security protection levels imposed by Manzana . This information quickly attracted the attention of potential clients, with special mention to government agencies in the US. A seemingly round business for GrayShift if we consider that the price of the box in question reaches $ 30,000.

Extortion attempt

According to the research carried out by the fountain , GrayShift would have already sold a good number of GrayKey units to different police departments in the USA. A business that has not been overlooked by the most savvy.

They try to extort the creators of GrayKey, the machine that unlocks iPhones

At least this is the case of the extortion attempt that would have been suffered by the company that designed the tool, which has received several threatening messages to deposit money in the form of cryptocurrencies in exchange for not revealing the source code of GrayKey.

And, according to the available information, the extortionists would have in their hands the source code of this tool, the basis to be able to design a device similar to GrayKey. To prove it, they would have let see a small part of the code. They try to extort the creators of GrayKey, the machine that unlocks iPhones

They try to extort the creators of GrayKey, the machine that unlocks iPhones

However, to this day GrayShift has not given in to blackmail. The main reason seems to be that those who try to take advantage of the occasion would not have the total code of the software, but would have only accessed a small part. The source of the leak would have been a GrayKey unit from a client that connected it to the network with inadequate security levels. However, the parts of the code collected do not seem to be enough to make the creators of GrayKey nervous.

Cheap clones of GrayKey, the threat

Why the news has some interest at a general level? We already indicated it in some occasion when we began to know the existence of GrayKey. And it is that although until now the mechanism by which he is capable of guess the lock code of any iPhone , the dissemination of the secret of its operation would lead to the appearance of Cheap copies of GrayKey -clones- that would bring this type of tools to the rest of the mortals, so it could be a big problem in the street, where the black market of this type of devices could shoot up.

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