From time to time scammers aktiviziruyutsya and begin to attack, as a rule, owners of Apple devices. They fraudulently get access to your Apple ID and passwords of unsuspecting users. However, the latter inadvertently do “give” their data to fraudsters: for example, emails about a non-existent purchase in the iTunes Store hackers collected credit card numbers of users and other sensitive information. Today I will show you how to identify these emails and avoid becoming the next victim.
The message looks like a letter from Apple technical support, even the logo of the Corporation to draw in time. The theme can be different: in our case, had allegedly blocked Apple ID for login using a new browser. Also, sometimes the letters come that due to recent changes in the user’s account, some data may be incorrect: in all cases, applied a special form to update information. Most attacks occur on the e-mail addresses in the zone.”EN”, so the victims may be mainly Russian users.
At first glance you might think that the letter really came from Apple – this is evidenced by the signed “Apple Support”, the company logo and a link on which it is proposed to go (https://iforgot.apple.com).
If the user does not understand this and never encountered phishing, he can go to the link to fill in all fields (after all the attack sites stylized Apple)… to be without your Apple ID account. To distinguish anyone from Apple support is very simple, you just need to be bit more attentive.
If you receive such an email, first check the sender’s address. In our case, is totally incomprehensible email, address not explicitly associated with Apple. More resourceful attackers are often disguised as email Apple support address in this case is characterized by a pair of letters.
Also, carefully review the letter for typos. For example, in our letter, the scammers just “missed” by the key space, and introduced the extra symbol in the signature.
What happens if you click on the link?
After a few redirects, you will be redirected to a strange website (he might have a SSL certificate and address id.apple.com for credibility). Fraudsters rely on the fact that once the page looks the same as the official sign in page Apple ID, you enter your Apple ID and password and then the data is in the clear fall into the wrong hands. Last enough for a few minutes to copy the information, steal data or lock your device ransom.
How to protect yourself
To be careful. However, if you spend at least 30 seconds to study the letters, you can immediately detect fraud. Don’t forget about two-factor authentication – a great way of protection.
So be careful, follow the simple instructions to just in case warn your friends and relatives who may not be as prepared in this matter. And when receiving such emails forward them to [email protected]