Apple Phishing Scam: “Account Info Change”

Cybercriminals trick users into handing over credentials and personal details

By on November 5th, 2013 12:39 GMT

Apple customers should be on the lookout for emails entitled “Account Info Change.” Such emails are sent out by cybercriminals who want to trick users into handing over their personal and financial information.

“The following information for your Apple ID [email address removed] was updated on 04/11/2013: Shipping and/or billing address. If these changes were made in error, or if you believe an unauthorised person accessed your account, please reset your account password immediately by going to [link],” the emails read.

According to Hoax Slayer, the links included in the fake notification don’t point to an Apple website, but to a phishing page where users are asked to enter their Apple credentials, banking information, and other personal details.

In case you come across such emails, make sure the links they contain point to a genuine Apple website. If you’ve already handed over your details, change your passwords and keep a close eye on your bank account.

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