A hacking team has successfully claimed a million-dollar prize for hacking into the new iPhone operating system. Listed as the bounty by a new startup, Zerodium, hackers were given the challenge of remotely jailbreaking the latest versions of Apple's mobile iOS 9.1 and 9.2b on a new iPhone or iPad.

The attack was required to go through Apple's Safari browser, Google Chrome, or a multimedia message.


The winning team submitted their exploits after a few hours before the Zerodium bounty expired, of which, a number of vulnerabilities have been discovered in Chrome and iOS that by passes "almost all mitigations" resulting in a "remote and full browser-based jailbreak."


The information of this hack is pretty valuable since government agencies would definitely want their hands on this. Not to mention Apple and Google too.