Apple IDs Caught Up In Global Phishing Email Scam

A new global phishing scam is targeting roughly 800 million individuals with Apple IDs, according to a report from the Comodo Antispam Labs.

The phishing scam is allegedly attempting to steal Apple IDs, passwords and credit card information.

What makes this phishing scam appear so credible is the fact that the emails come equipped with an Apple logo, Apple's address and an email address that mimics that of Apple officials. With all indications pointing to authenticity it's no surprise that the phishing scam has potentially hit millions of users.

The phishing email notifies consumers that their Apple account is having issues and offers a link to fix the said issues. To take it a step further, that link directs consumers to a page that has an Apple-like feel. That's where they are asked to confirm their credit card details, password and more.

And that's how the hacker gets the information.

According to the Comodo Antispam Labs team, this phishing scam was identified using an analysis of IP, domain and URL. By monitoring and scanning data, the team was able to sift through to identify how the scam was being conducted.

“The Comodo Antispam Lab is an expert resource of engineers and computer science professionals, who use innovative and proprietary Comodo cybersecurity technology to protect and secure the online world,” said Fatih Orhan, Director of Technology for Comodo. “We will continue to work diligently in creating and implementing innovative technology solutions that stay a step ahead of the cybercriminals, and keep enterprises and IT environments safe."



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