CBS Los Angeles

VICTORVILLE (CBSLA.com) — A global cyber attack, in which a hacker is targeting and locking iPad, iPhone and other Mac devices, and sending out a ransom message to the afflicted, has reportedly reached the Southland.

The devices are reportedly targeted, attacked, and are ultimately locked by the hacker, using the name Oleg Pliss.

It is unclear how many people have been exposed to the hacking.

Reports began abroad of a text message, reaching users of the attacked iPhones, iPads, and other Mac devices overseas, and demanding $100 be sent to a PayPal account in exchange for unlocking their device.

Now, the attack seems to have reached Southern California.

“I thought it was a joke, and I was like ‘Yeah yeah, whatever’, and went to open my phone, and nothing,” Victorville resident Nathan Sohm said.

The majority of attacked phones are reported to be in Australia, but according to Apple’s support…

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