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  • Email Phishing Scam Targets AppleID Account Information



    Phishing scams are nothing new to active Internet dwellers, in fact tips@modmyi.com is frequented by emails from Ukrainian girls who “want to laugh a little together.”

    Ugh.

    But, a new “well-crafted” phishing scam is targeting Apple users in an effort to get then to provide their AppleID billing information. Intego posted an alert earlier this week about the scam. The phishing emails originate from appleid@id.apple.com and inform the recipient that their billing information is “out of date.”

    The “convincing” part of the scam comes in the form of the Official Apple Online Store - Buy Mac Computers and Notebooks, iPhone, iPad, iPod, and More - Apple Store (U.S.) link that redirects the recipient to a “realistic” sign-in page, according to the report. The email uses Apple logos, the familiar grey background, font and other trademark information in an effort to dupe recipients.

    This new scam follows a long lineage of Mac focused dupes including MacDefender and its “free anti-virus software” scam, the iTunes gift certificate malware scam, and the iCloud scam that targeted current MobileMe. As always double, and triple check the authenticity of any emails from unfamiliar addresses and companies.

    Scammers are increasingly active over the holiday season. Make sure to check debit and credit charges regularly, check emails for authenticity, and watch your kids/roommates/siblings/people you live with. They can take your money easier than these online hacks.

    Source: Intego [via AppleInsider]
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Email Phishing Scam Targets AppleID Account Information started by Phillip Swanson View original post
    Comments 21 Comments
    1. jose060789's Avatar
      jose060789 -
      Wow, not even one sentence, just a title and a picture? That's rare to see here
    1. Raaj FX's Avatar
      Raaj FX -
      Quote Originally Posted by jose060789 View Post
      Wow, not even one sentence, just a title and a picture? That's rare to see here
      This ^
    1. jose060789's Avatar
      jose060789 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Raaj FX View Post
      This ^
      Well I meant the article lol
    1. AfterMercyFM's Avatar
      AfterMercyFM -
      Quote Originally Posted by jose060789 View Post
      Wow, not even one sentence, just a title and a picture? That's rare to see here
      Didn't even notice until you said that. Good catch.
    1. Daerid's Avatar
      Daerid -
      Quote Originally Posted by daytonaviolet View Post
      The poster didn't mention that the link is masked. Visually it will look like an official link, but the page it will take you to is the phishing site. If you look in your address bar you will notice that it will not be an official Apple site. Very common with phishing.
    1. joshman99's Avatar
      joshman99 -
      Quote Originally Posted by daytonaviolet View Post

      uhh no your correct. that links right. But in the email its not because its hyperlink code like this:

      Code:
      <a href="www.derpyderp.com">store.apple.com</a>
      You see store.apple.com as the link, but the link is to derpyderp.com or whatever, not what its named as.

      Also i wouldnt mind some ukrainian girls who want to laugh a little together . If only they were legitimate.
    1. dwkkwd's Avatar
      dwkkwd -
      I get these all the time but they go straight in the spam folder
    1. Oddjob922's Avatar
      Oddjob922 -
      ._______.
    1. Mp3Supply's Avatar
      Mp3Supply -
      clearly if people just looked at the drop shadow they'd know that apple would never make the opacity +40%..silly rabbits..
    1. Phillip Swanson's Avatar
      Phillip Swanson -
      Quote Originally Posted by jose060789 View Post
      Wow, not even one sentence, just a title and a picture? That's rare to see here
      Not sure what you mean? There's an entire article there, perhaps your browser is malfunctioning.
    1. KraXik's Avatar
      KraXik -
      Quote Originally Posted by Phillip Swanson View Post
      Not sure what you mean? There's an entire article there, perhaps your browser is malfunctioning.
      It's in the new font type - InvisibolusInkas.
    1. Eagleye's Avatar
      Eagleye -
      ^ The opacity is actually at 56%.
    1. KraXik's Avatar
      KraXik -
      Quote Originally Posted by Eagleye View Post
      ^ The opacity is actually at 56%.
      Yep with a white font colour.
    1. Hillefied's Avatar
      Hillefied -
      Quote Originally Posted by jose060789 View Post
      Wow, not even one sentence, just a title and a picture? That's rare to see here
      The ModMyi App from the App Store only shows the picture. The article appears to be missing, but is still available using mobile Safari or a desktop PC. FYI.

      Here lately, I've seen similar emails (not from Apple) that are one solid picture tagged with a link. It looks as though phishers are screenshotting the main web page or an official email, modifying it with some sort of photoshoppin' program, and linking the whole picture to whatever site.
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Quote Originally Posted by Hillefied View Post
      The ModMyi App from the App Store only shows the picture. The article appears to be missing, but is still available using mobile Safari or a desktop PC. FYI.
      It works fine on my app
    1. Daerid's Avatar
      Daerid -
      Quote Originally Posted by Zokunei View Post
      It works fine on my app
      Cannot see it on either my iPad 2 or iPhone 4s. Looks fine in the mobile browser tho.
    1. Hillefied's Avatar
      Hillefied -
      Quote Originally Posted by Daerid View Post
      Cannot see it on either my iPad 2 or iPhone 4s. Looks fine in the mobile browser tho.
      Looks like A5 iDevices are the problem with ModMyi's App. It's not entirely bad with mobile safari as a decent backup.
    1. KraXik's Avatar
      KraXik -
      Quote Originally Posted by Hillefied View Post
      Looks like A5 iDevices are the problem with ModMyi's App. It's not entirely bad with mobile safari as a decent backup.
      No. I'm on an iPhone 4 and it's blank.
    1. Hillefied's Avatar
      Hillefied -
      Quote Originally Posted by KraXik View Post
      No. I'm on an iPhone 4 and it's blank.
      Okay. Then I suppose it's the App itself or a combination of device, firmware, and App. Or it could simply be an issue with the forum server and this specific post.