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A variety of phishing emails target Apple customers
Subscribers should be wary that an increasing volume of Apple-related phishing emails are circulating. These phishing scams attempt to steal your personal information, Apple account details and financial credentials.
Many variations are in circulation, but current examples include links to fake Apple websites which try to trick you into entering your Apple ID or password information. These sites can look convincing, and may link back to legitimate Apple websites. Accessing these sites could also enable malware to be installed on your computer.
An example of a recent Apple phishing email is provided below:
In this example, the sender’s email address includes “apple.com”, but this is not an official Apple address. The “Verify Now” link also takes you to a non-Apple website address. It’s important to realise, however, that it’s possible for both of these details to be masked or hidden in more sophisticated phishing emails.
The most effective protection against any phishing attempt is your own suspicion. A business such as Apple will not ask for your personal or financial details in an email.
The information provided here is of a general nature. Everyone's circumstances are different. If you require specific advice you should contact your local technical support provider.
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This information has been prepared by Enex TestLab for the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy ('the Department'). It was accurate and up to date at the time of publishing.
This information is general information only and is intended for use by private individuals and small to medium sized businesses. If you are concerned about a specific cyber security issue you should seek professional advice.
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