Phishing for Apples
Phishing attacks using fake Apple Store messages, fake landing pages, and sometimes fake login pages are a popular attack vector.
They still make it through filters, as witnessed by the hundreds of reports every day. These CyberCriminals are pros located in Eastern Europe, and test out their phishing emails in the UK. Once all the bugs are ironed out, they set free the ‘polished’ attack on the US and Canada.
This one is particularly evil…and well-done.
It may look similar to the email below:
Victims are receiving a fake Apple Store “refund request”, to trick users into trying to prevent getting charged for something they did not buy. The CyberCriminals ask you to fill out a page with your full address and credit card information so you “will not get charged”. If you or a friend or family member would fall for this trick, it’s highly likely that your credit card would get fraudulently charged up very quickly.
If you receive a “refund request” from any company, contact the company directly from the phone number or email contained on the website. Do NOT click on any attachments, links, or use any email addresses and/or phone numbers provided in emails. Although the contacted phone number and/or email may look/sound legit…these CyberCriminals are good!