Apple warns: scammers use a new scheme to steal Apple ID

The letter looks like an ordinary message from Apple support, but there are nuances that will give out intruders.

Apple warns: scammers use a new scheme to steal Apple ID

Attackers again attacked Apple users with a new scheme to steal Apple ID.

What is known

Scammers send a letter to the owners of Apple devices asking them to update their payment information. Similar letters come when the "card does not pass" a bank card when paying. It is certainly unknown where the cybercriminals have a database of Apple ID addresses, but, possibly, the fault of darknet.

At first glance, the letter looks like a standard support message for Apple, but there are nuances that will give out intruders. If you have already received official letters from the company, you will notice the difference in the email address. Also worth paying attention to the grammar and punctuation in the letter.

If you go to the site, then pay attention to the functionality and address. In the "left" site of Apple, the side menu does not work, although it is displayed externally. Also, pay attention to the autocomplete functionality of the Safari browser. It will not work if it's not a genuine site.

If scammers get an Apple ID, they can steal your data or block devices that are connected to your account.

Apple tensed

The situation was discovered by Apple itself. The company issued a document that talks about precautionary measures. Security specialists of the company said that this letter from the App Store or iTunes contains the current billing address known only to Apple. Scammers can not access this information. In addition, this letter will never be asked to click on the link to enter the bank card number or CVV, mother's maiden name and SSN number.

Apple also recommends updating payment information in the Settings menu on the iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, as well as in the App Store or iTunes on the Mac. If you are faced with an attempt at fraud, then send a letter to for verification.

Source: Appleinsider