Phishing is one of the oldest tricks in the book to hack user accounts. Whether it's Yahoo, Facebook, Twitter, Google or Apple; Every tech giant has faced this problem. With rapidly evolving internet technologies, these phishing attacks have also become advanced.
Phishing email "Your Apple ID was locked due to security reasons" – yet another fruitful effort to steal Apple ID
For the past 12 hours, few users have taken over their concerns over Twitter by receiving an email about their locked Apple account. Apple Support was hyperactive on social media, quickly solved their questions and said it was nothing but an attempt to hack the user's Apple ID account.
̵1; Jermaine (@ jmaineville) May 23, 2019
Also, the Apple customer requested that users report phishing links using the official Apple website. If you have also received such an email, be sure to ignore it and report it to Apple. Apple has also confirmed that there is nothing wrong with the system or security, and all user accounts are safe.
What is surprising is how hackers end up having email addresses for iCloud accounts? There is a possibility that hackers have sent lots of emails without knowing which email is associated with an iCloud account. In this case, the attack is so sophisticated that users assume it's an official email from Apple.
But like most phishing attacks or other online swams, this also had a universal error. The pathetic grammar and meaningless sentence formation makes it easy to set the email apart from the official Apple email, which has a professional language.
The best way to be assured is to learn to identify genuine emails from Apple.
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One thing I personally feel is that no technology is 100% safe. A user should have basic technical expertise in this virtual world. If you share your information, Apple or no one else can help you protect your privacy. So, if you have good technical knowledge, make sure you share it with someone who is struggling to understand.
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