The Phishing "Your Αрplе ID has Bееn Lοсked" Email Message
From: AppIe <no_reply@id-appIe.com>
Sent: Mon, Jun 5, 2017 1:22 am
Subject: Your Αрplе ID has Bееn Lοсked for Seсurіty Reаѕοnѕ
The following information for your Apple ID has been temporarily locked on for security reasons.
After signning in to your account, you may be asked to complete additional steps to prove you're the accout owner. Please understand that this is done for your protection.
Once the cybercriminals have received the stolen Apple usernames and passwords, they will use it to hijack their potential victims’ Apple accounts and use them fraudulently. Therefore, Apple users who have been tricked by the phishing scam are asked to change their Apple accounts' password, check their accounts for discrepancies and contact Apple for help if any is found.
This is another reason why Apple user should never click on links in email or other messages to sign into their accounts, they should instead, go directly to https://appleid.apple.com/ and sign-in from there. If there is something that needs to be done their accounts, they will be notified after signing in.
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