How does hacking the iPhone with iCloud protection

An interesting post appeared on the network about how hackers use sets
to bypass passwords and fake

requests for hacking stolen iPhones with Activation Lock protection.

Activation Lock and Find iPhone are two very significant features that help fight off
stealing an iPhone by making
they are useless to thieves.

When you turn on the Find iPhone feature, the Activation Lock is automatically activated. This protection does not
will allow someone other than you to use your iPhone, iPad,
iPod touch or
Apple Watch if they don't know yours
iCloud password.

Activation Lock requires
iCloud password even after
reset and restore your device like new. Some hackers are trying
bypass this protection, but it is not so easy. However, especially smart
scammers have still found several sophisticated ways to not only bypass, but even
disable Activation Lock.

The so-called “iCloud unlocking” – Thisa whole industry for scammers and criminals. They use fake requests to convince Apple that they are the owner of the device. Fraudsters take information from databases.

There are even special kits that are and used to steal passwords from iCloud. They can be used for different purposes: theft of banking information, email data, other accounts, etc. But their main goal is to hack iCloud accounts.

In the iCloud hacking kit, there are templates foriPhone owners belief that the device was found. Hackers can send messages on behalf of Apple, luring users to their iCloud login details.

Kits can even generate fake cards withthe location of the victim’s smartphone. Hackers track several victims at once and receive alerts about successful hacking. Some kits do not even require technical configuration.

When password
stolen, Activation Lock protection can simply be disabled. They're standing
hacking kits starting at $75.

the method is to forge documents and deceive the Apple Store in order to
so that the smartphone is unlocked by the support service.

Hackers fake a request, carry it to the Apple Store and say: "I forgot my Apple ID data, but I have a request!"

specialists do not take on such matters, but many go for it. One is fake
the request costs $150, and if you buy two you get a discount.

Scammers get special forms forrequests, filled with real information about the smartphone, as the IMEI number and date of purchase. They then contact Apple Support to remove iCloud protection. Sometimes you don’t even need to go to the Apple store, you can even unlock iCloud protection using email. However, this only works with devices that have not been claimed to be stolen.

There are also
third method.

The central iPhone process can be removed fromlogic board and programmed to essentially create a “new” device. This method is the most difficult and is less common. So they are engaged in the Chinese factories for the repair of devices, which are then sold as "refurbished".

Below you
you can see a demonstration of this method.

Not all iPhones with iCloud protection

They sell a lot on eBay, Craigslist and other sites.smartphones “protected by iCloud” or “for spare parts”. Most of them are stolen, but not all. Such devices are sold by operator companies at their private auctions.

Sometimes upgrade program members return their smartphones to operators
and they don't always disable Activation Lock.  In this regard, companies have no other options.
options other than selling.

It is unclear whether the operators themselves can remove iCloud protection from the iPhone, and whether Apple helps them with this.

This is where hackers come in. Operators sell huge quantities
blocked devices, and hackers buy them back and make money from it. Operators
The ability to remove iCloud protection would be very useful, but this is very unprofitable for Apple.