The email message below, which claims a suspicious attempt of purchase has been detected on the recipients’ Apple account, is another attempt by cybercriminals to steal their potential victims’ Apple account credentials. The fake email has links in it that go to the 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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A Sample of the “Apple Suspicious Attempt Of Purchase Detected On Your Account” Phishing Scam
From: App Store <[email protected]-tecnico-de-bill.com>
Sent: Sunday, November 5, 2017 10:26:17 AM
Subject: Re : [ New Report Alert ] : Suspicious Attempt Of Purchase Detected On Your Account. ( 5 November 2017 02:59 am )
Your Last Action Required A verification.
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.
Your Apple ID was used to sign in to iCloud website and make a payment via iTunes Store .
This is detail your activity :
item : Magnetic Charging Dock
Order Number : HDH6YMK37
Order Total : $79.00
IP Address : 126.96.36.199
Location : Jakarta, Indonesia
Browser : Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_10_5)
Platform : MacOS
Support team detect unsual activity from your account and now your account access has been locked for security measures, if you do not attempt to purchase pleaseVerify Your Account Now To cancel your payment and to confirm you are indeed the cardholder to prevent fraud.
Apple Distribution International, Hollyhill Industrial Esta
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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