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Latest phishing attack targeted Apple users

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 02 Jan 2012 21:35 User comments (7)

Latest phishing attack targeted Apple users The latest phishing attack targeted Mac users, looking to steal their new Apple ID and credit card info.
RWW explains that the new attack redirects new Apple buyers to sign up for a phishing site that is created to look just like the real Apple sign-in page. The initial phishing email will come from appleid@id.apple.com, which is fraudulent.

Apple notes that all official Apple emails will come from an @apple.com domain and only from there.

Security firm Intego, which brought the attack to national attention, says the redirect link will take users to a numbered IP address and not an Apple URL. The sign-in page asked for personal info and credit card info tied to your Apple ID.

The attack began right after Christmas, preying on the expected surge in Apple Mac purchases.

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7 user comments

13.1.2012 8:55

Mac ain't so secure no more is it? Hmmm.


If its got tits tires or electronics its gonna give ya problems

23.1.2012 15:10

It never was that secure. It's called 'operator head space'. Get rich quick, buyer beware, sounds too good, we all know the euphemisms; so playing into the hands of the con artists is our own faults unless the con is indeed something of legendary pomp & circumstance. At first glance, this really doesn't seem to be.

This is just another one of those half assed "sounds like" Apple's email address & a stolen logo, send us your email & the prince of Nigeria will expel you all the riches of the land scheme that has befallen the original grandmas some 20 years ago.

Other than say a half dozen people who were just plain not paying attention due to alcohol poisoning, I don't see anyone falling for this. Maybe except for the 8 year old with dad's credit card info trying to buy more fish for that stupid aquarium game at $100 a pop...


33.1.2012 16:00

Originally posted by XdjxedxdX:
Mac ain't so secure no more is it? Hmmm.
Considering Apple products are meant for the most technologically inept of users, this should be a cake walk for those trying to grab CC info.

MAC users will go on blindly thinking it's legit and click away. GOOD! That's what they get for buying into products that attempt to eliminate the need for thinking things through. Nothing is full proof as Apple fanatics fully believe.

"Fanatic" = One who doubles his efforts just to lose sight of his goal.

43.1.2012 16:11

Originally posted by hearme0:
"Fanatic" = One who doubles his efforts just to lose sight of his goal.
Like the fanatics who feel a compulsion to make "Apple sucks!" posts on every Apple-related thread they see online???

53.1.2012 17:24

Originally posted by xnonsuchx:
Originally posted by hearme0:
"Fanatic" = One who doubles his efforts just to lose sight of his goal.
Like the fanatics who feel a compulsion to make "Apple sucks!" posts on every Apple-related thread they see online???
Thus perpetuating a self fulfilling goal... or are you not seeing that either?

64.1.2012 10:58

Originally posted by xnonsuchx:
Originally posted by hearme0:
"Fanatic" = One who doubles his efforts just to lose sight of his goal.
Like the fanatics who feel a compulsion to make "Apple sucks!" posts on every Apple-related thread they see online???
Fortunately.....I never said "Apple sucks" so hopefully you're not directing that at my comment because then it would be a meritless comment.

75.1.2012 14:30

No matter what OS one uses, it's the dumb users that always get their identity stolen.

If you want the OS war, the Linux Kernel 2.6.32+ can't be beaten by anyone but MAYBE IBM. I have debian 6.0.3 running 3 VM servers using KVM and under full load, Win2k8 boots up in 10 seconds, shuts down in 8. That's on SATA2 Software RAID 10 w/ linux mail server, and linux web conferencing server. If you want the best, you wont find it in Apple or in Windows and Apple uses a Unix kernel....

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