Apple Store billing phishing – beware bogus emails!

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Phishing isn’t just about stealing your banking details, your PayPal password or even your Facebook login credentials.

These days it could be your Apple account that is being targeted too.

With more and more people having Apple IDs (used by millions for purchasing software from the Mac or iPhone App stores, or downloading music and movies from iTunes) it’s inevitable that criminals will show an interest in stealing your credentials.

On the surface, the following email might appear to come legitimately from Apple.

Dear Customer,

It has come to our attention that your account Billing Information records are out of date. That requires you to update your Billing Information. Failure to update your records will result in account termination.

Click on the reference link below and enter your login information on the following page to confirm your Billing Information records…

Click on [LINK] to confirm your Billing Information records.

Thanks,
Apple Customer Support

Take a closer look at the email, however…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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