Apple Phishing Scams Growing More Advanced, With Latest Spoofing Apple Phone Numbers

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Phishing scams attempting to get info out of Apple users are nothing new, but scammers are growing more clever and scams are getting harder to distinguish from actual Apple communication.

On his Krebs on Security site, security researcher Brian Krebs today outlined one of the latest phishing scams he’s seen, where an incoming phone call appears to be from a legitimate Apple support line.

As described by Krebs, Jody Westby, CEO of security consulting firm Global Cyber Risk, received an automated call on her iPhone warning her that services containing Apple user IDs had been compromised.

The message asked her to call a 1-866 number, and in the Phone app, the call looked like a call from Apple, with the number listed as 1(800)MYAPPLE, the name listed as Apple Inc., and with Apple’s Infinite Loop website.

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Westby contacted Apple support via the official Apple Support page and asked for an employee to contact her. She was assured that the call was not legitimate, but when looking in her recent calls list, she saw that real support call had been lumped in with the fake call.

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This article and images were originally posted on [MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors] January 4, 2019 at 03:54PM. Credit to the original author and MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors | ESIST.T>G>S Recommended Articles Of The Day.

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