The fake email message below which claims that the recipients’ Apple IDs were used to sign into iCloud on a new device is a phishing scam. 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.
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The “Your Apple ID was used sign in to iCloud on a New Device” Phishing Scam
Date: 20 October 2017 at 23:19:23 BST
Subject: [ Apple Center ] [ Summary New ] [ Mail ] Statement Updated and account submited to reset your Logged in password [ Services Code-2303 ]
Your Apple ID was used sign in to iCloud on a new device.
Date : 8:10, 21 Oct 2017
Operating System : iOS 10.3.3
Country : Switzerland
If the information above looks familiar, you can disregard this email.
We’ve noticed that some of your account information appears to be missing or incorrect. We need to verify your account informations in order to continue using your Apple ID, Please verify your account informations by clicking the sign in button.
Sign In to Account
Apple ID Support.
Copyright © 2017 Apple Inc.
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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