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Wally
14th November 2016, 03:13 PM
B U L L E T I N (ID: HKRI-AFPKD2)

SMS phishing attacks (also known sometimes as SMSishing) are nothing new. But they continue to pose a threat to many smartphone owners and in some cases have even been seen to evolve as scammers attempt to trick more users into handing over their precious credentials. The widespread popularity of Apple technology, in particular iPhones and iPads, has made the smishing of Apple ID passwords a focus area for some criminals.

In a typical campaign, messages are spammed out to smartphone users, containing a link. The messages will often suggest that your Apple ID has expired, or that your account has been temporarily frozen as a security measure until you have confirmed you are the real owner. The intent of the scammer is always the same to dupe you into clicking on a link which goes to a fake Apple ID login page.

On that phishing page your Apple ID and password will be grabbed, and in some cases the attackers may push their luck even further by asking for your credit card details and other personal information.

More to read and screen shots: --> http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/11/10/apple-id-smishing-evolves-lure-victims/



W E B L I N K S

By Graham Cluley: --> http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/11/10/apple-id-smishing-evolves-lure-victims/