Scammers offer a fake iOS 9.2.1 jailbreak tool
By Symantec Security Response
Symantec mobile researchers have come across a scam that takes advantage of users looking for an early jailbreak
implementation. Scammers are spoofing TaiG, a popular iOS jailbreaking website, and claiming to have a beta tool that
can jailbreak iOS 9.2.1, a recent version of the operating system. Users are actually led to a donation page, and
receive only misleading web links on their device.
With each new iOS release, a large number of users wait eagerly for the corresponding and inevitable jailbreak solution.
Although jailbreaking compromises the security of the device, users resort to it because it allows them to install a
wider variety of apps—including those that are not vetted by Apple—and often uses restricted APIs.
This fake jailbreak solution is dominating the top results on Google search, using well-known jailbreaking names to fool
users, and receiving referrals on Reddit threads. Symantec does not recommend jailbreaking your device.