The email message below with the subject "Your Apple ID has been locked," "Apple ID has been disabled for security reasons," or "Your Account has been Limited" is another attempt by cybercriminals to steal their potential victims’ Apple account credentials. The fake email has links in it that go to the phishing Apple website: "www.appleitismyaccount.com," which steals account usernames and passwords. The phishing website steals account credentials by asking visitors to sign-in with their Apple account usernames and passwords. Now, any attempt to sign into the fake or phishing website will result in the visitors’ Apple account credentials being sent to the cybercriminals responsible for the scam. Once the cyber crooks have gotten possession of the stolen account credentials, they will use it to hijack their victims’ Apple accounts and use the same accounts fraudulently.
The “Your Apple ID Has Been Locked” Phishing Scam
Subject: Your Apple ID has been locked!
Your Apple ID has been disabled for security reasons.
What should i do ?
If your Apple ID was locked, you can use two-step verification for apple ID, once you have confirmed your account informations will start as normal again.
If you don't confirm your account within 24 hours, your account will be permanently frozen.
Start verification your Apple ID.
Apple users should never click on a link in an email message to sign into their accounts. They should instead, go directly to https://appleid.apple.com/ and sign-in from there. If there is something wrong with their accounts, they will be alerted after signing in. Users who were tricked by the phishing scam, are asked to change their Apple account passwords immediately before their accounts are hijacked and used fraudulently. For those users who are unable to change their passwords, are asked to contact Apple Technical Support for help.