Phishing

Kaspersky reports increase in Apple phishing attempts this year

So far this year, Apple customers have been exposed to an increased number of phishing attempts according to a study done by Kaspersky Labs. The study shows a greatly increased number of phishing emails purporting to come from Apple in the first five months of this year when compared to the number of Apple-related phishing attempts detected in 2011. More specifically, Kaspersky seems to be looking at the number of attempts to access phishing sites that have been blocked by their products.

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New phishing email scam asks you to update Apple ID billing information

The Mac Security Blog points to a phishing email scam in circulation that asks for users to update their Apple ID billing information.

A vast phishing attack has broken out, beginning on or around Christmas day, with e-mails being sent with the subject “Apple update your Billing Information.” These well-crafted e-mails could fool many new Apple users, especially those who may have found an iPhone, iPod or iMac under their Christmas tree, and set up accounts with the iTunes Store or the Mac App Store for the first time. The messages claim to come from “appleid@id.apple.com.”

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MobileMe to iCloud phishing email hitting inboxes

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.

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UPDATED: Apple comments on iTunes fraud - dev banned, change your password

Apple has responded to that bizarre incident over the weekend involving a glut of Vietnamese, copyright-infringing book apps rocking to best-seller status on the backs of hacked iTunes accounts.

The developer Thuat Nguyen and his apps were removed from the App Store for violating the developer Program License Agreement, including fraudulent purchase patterns.

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iPhone 3.0: Mobile Safari to get Anti-Phishing, Auto Fill

Apple has gotten some much-deserved heat in the past for not adapting anti-phishing measures into their Safari browser. Phishing is when "bad guys" make look-alike websites and try to trick users into entering personal data like passwords or credit cards numbers, so they can be used to break into user accounts or make fraudulent purchases. We've had some warnings about MobileMe phishing attacks in the past for example.

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Yet Another MobileMe Phishing Scam

Stealing credit card information is big business so perhaps it should come as no surprise that we're seeing so many phishing attacks targeted at even niche services like MobileMe. We've reported on a bunch of them already, and this latest one is just more of the same.

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MobileMe Phishing Scam Round 3

Well it seems like these scam artists will just not go away! Here at TiPb we like to keep you, our loyal readers, safe by alerting you of every scam out there. A while back we reported two other phishing scams aimed at MobileMe customers, and told you Apple was even posting warnings about them.

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MobileMe Phishing Scam Round 2

Not long ago we brought to your attention a phishing scam that was going around to some MobileMe customers, we then reported that Apple addressed the scam in their MobileMe blog. Well Apple Insider is now reporting that round 2 is just begining.

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Apple's MobileMe Blog Addresses Phishing Scams

Remember that phishing scam that targeted MobileMe users a while back? The one that may have nabbed hundreds of account holders' information? Well Apple must, because the latest in their series of MobileMe Updates addresses the issue head on:

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MobileMe Phishing Attack Nets Hundreds Of Victims

Remember that warning we posted on Tuesday about a MobileMe phishing attack in the wild? Turns out it's been terrifyingly effective so far. Ars Technica quotes CardCops president Dan Celements:

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