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Warning! "Your Apple ID was used to Sign in to iCloud via a Web Browser" is a Phishing Scam

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Warning! "Your Apple ID was used to Sign in to iCloud via a Web Browser" is a Phishing Scam

The fake email message below which claims that the recipients' Apple IDs were used to sign into iCloud via a web browser is a phishing scam. The fake email has links in it that go to a phishing Apple website which steals account usernames and password. 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.

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The "Your Apple ID was used to Sign in to iCloud via a Web Browser" Phishing Scam

From: "apple@id.applemail.com" <noreply-costumerserviceidapple074293023@live.co.uk>

Date: September 22, 2017 at 12:26:34 PM PDT

Subject: [Apple Report] Your Apple ID was used to sign in to iCloud via a web browser


Dear Client,

We detected that someone logged into your Apple ID from an unknown device.

Thats why as a security measure we have to block your Apple ID to keep you safe from unauthorised activities.

Was that you?

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

IP :

Location : Swivice- ss.

if not please review this activity as soon as possible by completing some detail restore full access to your account.

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


Apple Support

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.

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  • Posted: Nov 24, 2017 by info

    Here is another scam:

    ---------- Forwarded message ----------
    From: App Store <admin-appleid-serviceissue-no-reply-abuse-q24@carsreply.com>
    Date: Nov 24, 2017 8:13 AM
    Subject: Alert: Your Apple Account was Iogged into iCloud from an unknown browser ( 24 November 2017 07:45 am )

    There Has Been a Purchase From An Unknown Device Recently, to prevent fraud we need you to verify your account.

    Read your secure message by opening the attachment (pdf). you will be prompted to open (Press Verify Your Account Now) the file or save (download) it to your computer. for the best results, save the file first, then open it in a Web browser.

    - Apple Support
    Copyright © 2017 Apple Distribution International, Hollyhill Industrial Estate, Hollyhill, Cork, Republic of Ireland.


  • Posted: Oct 8, 2017 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "Från: I-Cloud <JavaMail.javacustomer-apple PLB4mFAO6pqALmjavacustomer-apple@focusedMailFocused saccesyouraccount33835 webapps33835.apple.com>
    Datum: 8 oktober 2017 18:13:29 EEST
    Ämne: Re: [Security AppleID] : Reset Account [ref:fMMbnXOFg._SscKsEHQ3V]


    For your protection, your...App­­­­­Ie...l­D is auto­­­matically dis­­­abled.

    Your...Ap­­­­p­­­­­­le...I­­D ,has been used to sign in to iC­­loud...via a web browser.
    Current Access Location :

    From ( IP - 222.211.2­­­­0­­5.0192 : Sh­­­­angha­­­­i Shi , CH­­INA )
    Date and Time : October 08, 2017, ( 6:05 AM PDT )
    Browser : Mozilla/5.0 (Wi­­­­ndows NT 6.1; rv:29.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/29.0

    What can i do?
    Update account information
    Using Apple log in the list of auction or website
    What to do next?
    To re­­­­st­­­­o­­re...acce­­­­ss ­­( My Scure Apple) please click the link bel­­­­­­ow to v­­­­a­­­lidate...your...info­­­­rm­­­­a­­­­­­­t­­io­­n this pr­­­­o­­­cess sho­­­­uld on­­ly take you a few min­­­utes to com­­­plete.

    My Scure Apple
    Please do not reply to this email. This mailbox is not monitored and you will not receive a response. For help, log in to your Apple account and click Help on any Apple page.

    To receive emails as plain text instead of HTML, change your Notifications preferences. Just log in to your Apple account, go to your Profile and click My Settings."


  • Posted: Sep 29, 2017 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Apple services_vND3V89K@vND3V89K.softonic.com
    Date: 29 Sep 2017 4:09 p.m.
    Subject: [Important] - Suspicious activity in your Apple account, update your Apple ID account.


    Your Apple ID () w?as used to sign in to iCloud via a web browser.
    Date and Time : Friday, 29 Sep 2017, 16:21 AM
    Browser: Opera Mini
    Operating System: iPhone 7
    Location: Holy See (Vatican City State) ( )

    If the information above looks familar, you can ignore this message
    If you have not signed in to iCloud recenlty and believe someone may have accessed your account, go to AppleID (https://appleid.apple.com) and update your Apple ID as soon as possible.

    Apple Support"


  • Posted: Sep 23, 2017 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: AppleSupport <not-replycostumer @notification.icloudupport-suspicious-
    email-access-account-lockedd19027898900022webappsemailmail .account.live.mail.com>
    Date: September 23, 2017 at 7:21:10 AM PDT
    Subject: Re : ALERTS : [ Summary User Control ] Statement NEW LOGIN FROM MOZILLA FIREFOX ON SEPT 2017 . Recovery Your Account

    Vervication your Account Informations!

    Dear Customer,

    Your Apple ID was used to sign in to iCloud via a web browser.
    Browser: Chrome
    Operating System: Windows
    Country : Singapore

    If the information above looks familiar,you can disregard this email.
    If you have not singed in to iCloud recently and believe someone may have accesed your account.

    Your account has been locked for due to illegal activity, plase vervication your account
    Thank you for your comprehension.

    Apple Support Team."


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