Hackers Use iPhone as Bait for Scamming

Security firm Sophos has advised web users and gadget lovers to be caution of scam mails offering free iPhone 4G.

As per Sophos, the mail asks users to try the latest Apple device- even before its release- and then assure the users that they can keep it afterwards.

But on clicking the link the message takes the users to a site that has no relation with the iPhone and is actually created to steal their mail addresses and banking details.

Scammers are taking advantage of the fact that several people wish to possess this particular device after the release of its pictures, without Apple's consent across the web.

Further, researchers of Sophos have also disclosed a co-ordinate spam movement on Twitter, employing pictures of sexy young women, prompting the users a free iPhone 4G.

But, on clicking the link takes users to a site which also asks for recipient's private data.

Senior Technology Consultant at Sophos, Graham Cluley, stated that some of the web users foolishly reveal their personal data, hoping that they will get to see a preview version of one of the most awaited gadgets of 2010, as per the reports by itpro.co.uk on May 13, 2010.

Sophos advises users that they should be very careful while dealing with mails which sound too good to be true in offering iPhone 4G.

Cluley added that Apple doesn't believe in disclosing their latest products. The users should ask themselves that whether Apple would really unveil their upcoming devices for general public even before their official launch. Security is strict for iPhone 4G. Further, he added that the editor of Gizmodo raised his house after he claimed to get his hands on a sample, as per the news published by infozine.com on May 13, 2010.

Many-a-times, people act foolish when they are posed with the possibility of purchasing a latest gadget. And that is very unfortunate for private security.

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