iPhone 5G spam spreads Windows malware

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Still using a crummy old iPhone 4? Fancy an iPhone 5G instead?

You know, the one with the built-in physical keyboard that slides out and is “slimmer, faster and sleeker” than ever?

What’s that? You haven’t heard of the iPhone 5G? Well, that’s perhaps not a surprise as it doesn’t exist yet.

But maybe you think you missed the news – after all, Apple is making some product announcements later today at WWDC in 2011 and it’s still possible Steve Jobs might reveal a new incarnation of the iPhone rather than the (much more likely) news around iOS 5, Mac OS X 10.7 (“Lion”) and iCloud.

Nevertheless, you might have been one of the people who has received an email claiming to come from Apple with the subject line:

Finally. The amazing iPhone 5. Now available in black edition.

Part of the email, which claims to come from noreply@apple.com, reads:

Introducing the iPhone that lets you do more than ever. And do it amazingly…

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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