Scammers taking advantage of iCloud controversy
September 11, 2014 Leave a comment
Not surprising, after the breech in Apple’s iCloud security, phishing scams have started to circulate. In one case, an Email from Apple claims someone is Russia downloaded a movie using your Apple ID.
Apple requires you to log in and verify. But the link is using a public shortened URL that directs you to a phishing page that resembles an Apple web site login page.
Clues of a phishing scam:
- You don’t have an Apple account.
- Apple would never use a public shortened URL.
- Message claiming your account has been hacked, temporary closed, restricted or needs to be updated.
- The phishing page isn’t coming from the apple.com domain but maybe apple-store.com or something like that.