As Tim Cook just started his position as the new Apple CEO replacing Steve Job, scammers welcomed him with the Apple iCloud phishing. This is not the first Apple iCloud phishing attack as Steve Job already tasted one of it sometime around 2 months ago. I personally did not expect the first attack which I heard from Apple is this. I am expecting something like “Check out the truth behind the resignation of Steve Job” theme or whatever that has to do with Steve Job instead of the Apple iCloud theme.
How this phishing attack started? First of all, you will receive an email from the scammer and it should look something like below:
It is a piece of email that ask you to sign up for the Apple iCloud. It also state the deadline so that you will sign up immediately without going to the Apple main site to verify. This works very well to a lot of users. Clicking on the link where it says “Click here to update iCLOUD” will bring you to a page which looks like below.
Pretty cool isn’t it. It has the feel of an Apple page or maybe the actual Apple page since I don’t use it, I’m not too sure about it. However, what is sure right here is that the scammer is trying to steal the credit card details, social security number, email, and password.
These details are the common one that scammer like to steal. So now, whether MobileMe is going to shutdown or not, but I am sure it is not from this email. If you are somewhat concerned about this issue, do always pay a visit to the Apple official site to get more information about this.
It is important for us to pay attention to the URL that we are going from time to time. I would recommend you all to read my URL investigation and prevention series to learn more about malicious URL. Lastly, share this piece of article out to let your friends know about the Apple iCloud phishing attack.