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Beware of "Your Apple ID was Used to Login from an Unknown Device and Browser" Phishing Scams

2017-08-22T00:42:23 -  +
Beware of "Your Apple ID was Used to Login from an Unknown Device and Browser" Phishing Scams

The email message below, which claims that the recipients' Apple ID was used to login from an unknown device and browser, is a phishing scam. The phishing email message is being sent by cybercriminals to trick Apple users into clicking on the link in it. The link in the email message goes to a fake Apple website that will ask visitors to sign-in. Once visitors attempt to sign into the fake website with their Apple user names and passwords, the same information will be sent to the cybercriminals behind the phishing scam.

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The Phishing Apple Email Message

From: noreply-coustumerserviceidapple248467356@live.co.uk

Sent: 8/20/2017 5:50:19 P.M. Central Daylight Time

Subj: Reminder : your Apple ID was used to login from an unknown Device and browser!

Dear Client,

We detected that someone logged into your Apple ID from an unknowndevice andbrowser.

Thatswhy as asecuritymeasurewehave toblockyour Apple ID to keepyousafefromunauthorisedactivities.

Wasthatyou?

-Service- Device : Mozilla/5.0 (Macintoshs; Intel Mac OS X 10.8; rv:21.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/21.0

-Service- IP : 114.11.37.48

-Service- Location : Ind -Service-vice- ia.

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https://www.apple.com/accont?token=8fa6a6casd1342c23423-Service- 47620ae02fdaa555&dispatch=havwh6f8tyrg

Your account will be locked if we didn't receive any response from you in more than twenty four hours.

Sincerely,

Apple Support

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 users 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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  • Posted: Aug 24, 2018 at 12:24 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: mailer_mailapple_54=renatraveldesign.blog@wpdatacenter.com On Behalf Of AppIe AIert
    Sent: 24 August, 2018 1:12 AM
    Subject: [ lmportant Update Statement ] Your account was used on August 23, 2018, 6:11 AM WIT [ User Confirmation ]

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    Someone has Iogged into your AppIe lD account from an unknown location. As for security counter-measure we have Iocked your account in order to provide you the best user experience. Please signin and complete security step to recover your account.

    Details

    Date & Time 23 Aug 2018
    Location : Malaysia
    Operating System : Opera Mini

    For Additional information

    Please click the following button below and proceed with the step we have provided for you in order to recover your account.

    LOGIN NOW

    Sincerely, AppIe Notification"

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  • Posted: Jan 13, 2018 at 9:23 PM by an anonymous user from or near: San Francisco, California, United States

    I received a message that someone was using my appleid to
    Sign in an unknown device near Santa Clara, CA ( I live in San Francisco). So I changed my Apple password. But then it happened again and again. I noticed it occurred when I tried to watch the NBA on my appletv. NBA would not play, appletv restarted and I received the message.

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