In another strange tale from the kinetic-attack-meets-cyberattack department, earlier this week I heard from a loyal reader in Brazil whose wife was recently mugged by three robbers who nabbed her iPhone. Not long after the husband texted the stolen phone — offering to buy back the locked device — he soon began receiving text messages stating the phone had been found. All he had to do to begin the process of retrieving the device was click the texted link and log in to the phishing page mimicking Apple’s site… More at KrebsOnSecurity.
It is easy to be under the impression that if your iPhone is stolen, your data will remain safe. The article above shows how that may not be the case if you are not careful with the follow-up process.