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New phishing scam relies on fake Apple ID login page

updated 04:49 pm EDT, Fri March 28, 2014

URLs, lack of HTTPS key ways of spotting scam

A new phishing scam is operating using a fake Apple ID login page, says security group InfoSec. Victims will receive an email directing them to a website called appleidconfirm.net; the page uses screenshots of Apple's real website mixed with entry forms to create a convincing facade. People are prompted to enter their Apple ID login, and the site even uses Javascript to help validate an Apple ID as authentic via email.

People who fall for the first part of the scam are then prompted to enter personal details such as their name, birthday, billing address, and phone number. It lastly asks for credit card information, and will only accept a valid Visa, Discover, Mastercard, or American Express number. Once this is complete victims are redirected to the real apple.com.

The easiest way to avoid the scam is to watch for non-apple.com URLs, and the missing HTTPS security tag in a browser's URL bar. When processing logins, Apple's site uses HTTPS to prevent third-party data theft.





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  1. msuper69

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    Joined: 01-16-00

    I love those phishing emails.
    The data I enter is nothing I can type here.

  1. JEB

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    Joined: 05-06-01

    Hahaahaha... funny

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