Hackers are ruling the digital world! Recently, the group of Chinese hackers known as Tencent Keen security Lab team (Keen Lab Team) has won $215,00 for hacking Apple’s iPhone 6s and Google’s Nexus 6P. In spite of the execution of high-security measures in popular smartphones, the famous Chinese hackers team has successfully hacked both Apple’s iPhone 6S and Google’s Nexus 6P phones.
The group of hacker managed to win $215,000 during the contest of MobilePWn2Own 2016 which is sponsored by Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) in Tokyo, Japan. The best part is that Keen team have managed to collect half the money offered as a prize to anyone who could hack popular devices like Nexus 6P and iPhone 6s
Keen Lab Team totally has broken the security of Google’s Nexus 6P in just five minutes. Hackers have used two pre-existing Android exploits and by exploring some other weak points in Android operating system. Hackers have managed to install a malicious app without user interaction. They managed to grab a whopping $102,500 for the Nexus 6P hack.
Next, they approached the iPhone 6s in which they managed to install a malicious app. However, the app didn’t survive for a long time due to default configuration settings, which prevented persistence. However, they were awarded $60,000 for installing the malicious app.
Furthermore, Keen Lab team exploited two iOS vulnerabilities which let them stole pictures from the device and for that they were awarded $52,500. So, the total amount of the payout was $375,000 from Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative, The Keen Lab Team hackers took home $215,000 which is more than 75% of the money offered as a prize to anyone who can hack Nexus 6P and iPhone 6s.