Warning: New Phishing Emails Pretend To Be From Apple About iPhone 5 Launch

News | Tuesday May 17 2011 1:58 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , , , ,

MacRumors reports that some of their readers have received fraudulent phishing emails, disguised as an official email from Apple about the
The phishing emails are being used to acquire Apple IDs and personal information from unsuspecting users so please be extremely careful.
The latest email (pictured below) passes itself off as an Apple launch email for the iPhone 5. . It cobbles together various photos from the internet and entices users to click on “Learn More”. The learn more link, however, links to a Windows executable which we presume to be malware (virus, trojan, keylogger, etc…), so readers are warned to avoid clicking on any links from these emails.
Phishing attacks are common these days but as pointed out by MacRumors, attackers are trying to take advantage of the hype around Apple ‘s next generation iPhone . Though the one about
looks fake, others like the one about Adobe Creative Suite 5.5, which was released recently looks like an email from Apple (though we would find it odd if Apple sends an email about Adobe’s product).
) about how to identify such fraudulent phishing emails, please don’t forget to read it and also pass it to your friends and family.

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