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ICloud: New Phishing E-mails Being Circulated


Some users of Apple were suffering from a new phishing: so-called emails about messages from Apple iMessages.


If you hear the word "phishing" for the first time, you mean impersonation of some users. It is a term related to computer which calls a model of misuse of computer and is committed through the use of different types of social engineering characterized by trying to capture confidential information deceitfully like passwords, bank details, detailed information about the user, etc.


Once again, prospective victims of the scam receive an email from "Apple iMessages" warning them that their username and password are being used on another iPhone and he asks you to click on a link Error at that time.


Fraudsters are circulating more and more emails claiming that an unknown person with access to data of the personal Apple ID wanted to enter iCloud. Surely, this is fake as a log-in attempt has never existed. But be careful: it is difficult to see it as a spam message at the first glance. Computer bild posted on 6th February, 2017, stating that the cheats of Apple have really taken over the name, logo and form which give impression of real warning.


The content of the fake message also cannot be distinguished from the original: The browser used, the time, the operating system Windows and the IP address (Moscow, Russia) are listed for the alleged log-in attempt. The following text is followed by the request to change your password of Apple ID if you were the unauthorized person. For this, the fraudsters have set up a link namely "Click here to verify your ID". Never click on this link! Because, whoever clicks nevertheless lands directly on the phishing side of the fraudsters. Data which are deposited here and passwords are taken directly from the fraudsters.


If you want to check your Apple account, you should always enter the URL "applied.apple.com" through the address line of your browser. This makes it possible to check the access of any illegal access. You should never be tempted to change your ID of Apple by using the link in an e-mail.

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