Phishing created for Apple’s mobile devices

I received last night an email pretending to come from Apple’s support.

But, it is badly made if you see it in an email client.

apple-phishing

Dear Customer AppleID14028364ca

Due to recent updates we are asking many of our customers to confirm their information this is nothing to worry about. We are making sure we have the correct information on file and that you are the rightful account holder. Failure to comply with this may result in your account being suspended.

Once completed you may resume to use your account as normal and we would like to thank you for taking time out of your day to confirm your information.

Verify Now >

Wondering why you got this email?
This email was sent automatically during routine security checks. We are not completely satisfied with your account information and require you to update your account to continue using our services uninterrupted.

For more information, see our frequently asked questions.

Thanks,
Apple Customer Support
TM and Copyright © 2015 Apple Inc. 31-33, rue Sainte Zithe, L-2763 Canada.
All rights reserved / Keep Informed / Privacy Policy / My Apple ID

 

However, the email looks pretty different if you see it on a mobile phone.

I guess that many people will ignore the address from Canada (especially if you are living in Canada).

2015-07-07 08.59.25

2015-07-07 08.59.31

 

However, when you click on the URL you see for a second the browser’s address bar and then you have the confirmation that you’re not on apple.com.

But, if you are not paying attention, you might very well miss that and you land on a page that looks very similar to Apple’s.

So, dear Apple users, be careful. Apple will never send you something like this.


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Sorin Mustaca

Sorin Mustaca, (ISC)2 CSSLP, CompTIA Security+ and Project+, is working since year 2000 in the IT Security industry and worked between 2003-2014 for Avira as Product Manager for the known products used by over 100 million users world-wide. Today he is an independent IT Security Consultant focusing on Cybersecurity, secure software development and security for IoT and Automotive. He is also running his personal blog Sorin Mustaca on Cybersecurity and is the author of the free eBook Improve your security .

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