Scammers reveal features of brand new iPhone 5.. or do they?

Graham Cluley
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It’s widely anticipated that, at some point this year, Apple will announce the iPhone 5.

What it will look like, and what new features or technology it will include, remains a closely-guarded secret in Cupertino – not that that is going to stop Apple websites and fanboys speculating rapidly.

But if you’re a scammer you don’t need to wait for an official launch from Apple. You can start using the mythical iPhone 5 as bait right now.

Take this scam, for instance, which we have seen on Tumblr.

Tumblr Staff blog

Sponsor Apple Computer, Inc
Promotion iPhone 5

We are happy to announce that Tumblr and Apple have joined together in a promotion to giveaway FREE iPhone 5’s to each one of our users!


Be sure to reblog this post so that others will have the same opportunity to get their own phone. Nothing better than starting your day off with a gift from us. We hope you…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the cybersecurity 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 analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

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