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Beware of "New Login from Chrome on Mac" Phishing Scams

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Beware of "New Login from Chrome on Mac" Phishing Scams

Apple users who have received "New Login from Chrome on Mac" email messages like the one below, which claim that someone tried to login to their Apple accounts from an unrecognized device are fakes. The fake email messages are phishing scams being sent by cyber criminals to trick their potential victims into clicking on the link in the email messages, which go to fake Apple websites that steal account credentials. Once the cyber criminals have gotten their potential victims' credentials, they will attempt to gain access their accounts and use them fraudulently.

Therefore, Apple users who have already been tricked by the phishing scam are asked to change their passwords and check their accounts thoroughly for any discrepancies. And, for those whose accounts have already been hijacked, are asked to contact Apple for help.

Sample of the "Apple New Login from Chrome" Phishing Scam

From: Wu, Anqi

Sent: Saturday, January 13, 2018 8:56 AM

Subject: New login from Chrome on Mac

This is to notify you that our system has detected several attempts to access your email account from an unrecognized device.

New login from Chrome on Mac

Saturday, January 13, 2017 at 1:22 am.

162.173.05.11

Manassas, Virginia, United States*

If you don’t recognize this activity,

we strongly recommend you review your account to save your current IP in our database.

Otherwise, you can disregard this message

. Why are we sending this?

We didn’t recognize the browser or device you used to log into your email account.

This could be the result of accessing your account from a new or public computer or

changing your browser settings, but it could also be a sign of unauthorized account activity.

Protect yourself from phishing emails

We will never ask for your password in an email. If you don’t trust a link in an email,

go directly to the normal login page at here

Apple users should never click on a link, especially in email messages, to sign into their accounts. If they have received similar email messages like the one above, they should always go directly to https://appleid.apple.com/ and sign into their accounts from there. If there is something wrong with their accounts or they need to do something to their accounts, they will be notified after signing in.

Please share with us what you know or ask a question about this article by leaving a comment below. Also, check the comment section below for additional information, if there is any.

Remember to forward malicious or phishing email messages to us at the following email address: info@onlinethreatalerts.com

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