Anonymous vs LOOKS LIKE Apple Support or Apple Pay
California  United States
Occurred: 2017-02-20; Posted: 2017-02-20

Phishing for Apple ID - Suspicious Email
Symantec is cautioning users to be skeptical of emails claiming to be from Apple. This event presents scammers with more credibility when attempting to phish for Apple IDs, especially now that many users are concerned about the safety and security of their Apple IDs and devices. The emails adopt some of the following subject lines:

Please update your Apple account now
Apple – Your Account Is Not Confirmed
Please Verify Account Information For Your Apple ID
please verify the email address associated with your Apple ID

These subjects are used to trick users into opening emails, improving the odds that they may click on the links within them.

Fraudulent Representation
Spam Messaging
Illegal Acts

MESSAGE FROM LOOKS LIKE Apple Support or Apple Pay
Apple Store

[Billing Fraud] Apple Store Recently Purchase Confirmation

Thank you for purchasing the following item : Space Qube

Order Number : MHDH6YMK37
Order Total : $34.99

- if you initiated this download , you can disregard this email , it was only sent to alert you in case you did not initiate the download yourself
- if you did not initiate this download , please cancel the transaction this purchase

To cancel this purchase Read your secure message by opening the attacment (pdf). you will be prompted to open (view) the file or save (download) it to your computer. for best results, save the file first, then open it in a Web browser.


Apple Support

If a user clicks on a link within the phishing email, they are directed to a Web page that on the surface looks like the real My Apple ID page. However, if users check the address bar, they will see a suspicious URL for a website that is not secure (HTTPS), which should raise suspicion.

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