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.

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!



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