Hackers Now Phishing For Your iCloud Login Information In Latest Scam
(The Hosting News) – iCloud has been the topic of most recent headlines since last week’s scandal that many images were stolen by hackers that targeted the cloud storage service.
However, hackers have not stopped as reports claim that hackers are now sending out bogus notifications that users accounts have been accessed, phishing them for their login information.
This scam comes at the heels of Apple’s recent announcement that it has beefed up its security for notifying users when their account has been accessed. The new security features announced by Apple notifies users when an there is an attempt to change a password or when a login form a new or unrecognized device takes place.
In a blogpost by Symantec, the group behind the latest scam is the same criminal network behind the Kelihos/Waledac botnet.
The hacker’s phish for user login information by sending users emails that appear to be from Apple, claiming a song has been purchased via iTunes through users Apple account. The email also notifies account holders that the purchase was made through a device not previously used on the account for a purchase and that the purchase was made by someone in Volgograd, Russia.
Those who receive the bogus email are then asked to click on a link to verify their Apple ID.
“This page masquerades as an Apple website and asks the user to submit their Apple ID and password,” it said. “If the victim does so, the attackers will presumably harvest their credentials for exploit or resale”, noted Symantec in an article by BBC.com.
Symantec also warns users to be wary of all emails claiming that users accounts needs to be updated or confirmed, and to avoid clicking any links in a message.
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