The "Confirmation change password of your Apple" email message below which claims that the recipients' Apple ID has been locked is another attempt by cybercriminals to steal their potential victims’ Apple account credentials. 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.
The "Apple Confirmation Change Password" Phishing Scam
From: Apple Support <4yQaytnQ-Apple-service-4yQaytnQfirstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: May 21, 2018 at 3:24:48 AM PDT
Subject: Re: [ New Statement ] Confirmation change password of your Apple account in Google Chrome ( 20 May 2018 ).
Apple ID Suspicious Activity
Case ID : 13183021
Foг уοuг ѕаfеtу, уοuг Αррlе ID hаѕ bееn lοckеd bесаuѕе wе fοund ѕοmе ѕuѕрісіοuѕ асtіνіtу οn уοuг ассοunt. Ѕοmеοnе was trying ассеѕѕ уοuг ассοunt аnd mаkе ѕοmе сhаngе οn уοuг ассοunt іnfοгmаtіοn. This the details :
Country : Benin
IP Address : 22.214.171.124
Date and Time : 19:24, 21 May 2018
Browser : Opera
We apologize for locking your account because for security reasons.
If you do not perform this action or you believe an unauthorized person has accessed your account, you must login to your account as soon as possible to verify your information.
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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.