MobileMe to iCloud phishing email hitting inboxes

Apple posts MobileMe to iCloud transition guide

A new phishing email is arriving in email inboxes targeted at Apple MobileMe users. The email is supposed to be from Apple and is asking users to upgrade their MobileMe accounts to iCloud. The email has been based on an earlier email that Apple sent to MobileMe users after the WWDC iCloud introduction.

Please sign up for iCloud and click the submit botton, you'll be able to keep your old email address and move your mail, contacts, calendars, and bookmarks to the new service. Your subscription will be automatically extended through July 31, 2012, at no additional charge. After that date, MobileMe will no longer be available. Click here to update iCLOUD

When you click on the link, you are taken to a payment page which looks like an Apple update account billing information page. It then requests you to enter your credit card details and Apple Store account details. Obviously do not do this!

This phishing email is one of many currently doing the rounds, it is not that well done to be fair but it is worth mentioning as it appears to be a widespread problem. Stay well clear!

[MacRumors]

 

chrisoldroyd

UK editor at iMore, mobile technology lover and air conditioning design engineer.

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MobileMe to iCloud phishing email hitting inboxes

9 Comments

I HATE SCAMMERS, THESE SCUMB BAGS SHOULD BE TAKEN OUT AND SHOT IN THE HEAD.
WHAT IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE, TIME TO NUKE NIGERIA AND GET RID OF MOST OF THEM.
KILL EM ALL

This is why I buy an iTunes card for purchases. If I do use my credit card, I immediately change my billing info to 'none' after I purchase something. I've read so many horror stories about people getting billed for hundreds or thousands of dollars.

No offense but most likely this was user error. Apple is correct in this matter where it is between the user and the bank to sort out the details.
People... seriously learn how to use complex passwords and learn to practice and develop good security habits. Don't blame anyone other than yourselves if your passwords are all lower case and are very simple to guess.

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