Monday, November 21, 2011

Phishing attack drill Apple Fans

Security vendors Trend Micro identifies phishing activity (theft of sensitive data) that target the users of Apple products and services. Still the traditional mode used, ie, via email.

Fake emails purporting to come from Apple's admit it in writing to inform the update of data that must be performed by users.

"Trend Micro's security research team, after investigating the email, phishing has proved the existence of action on behalf of Apple," said Trend Micro, in his statement on Friday (11/11/2011).

After the message is opened, Trend Micro, and then compare it with similar email from Apple that the original shipment.

And two emails almost identical at first glance, it turns out one of them is trapped by inputting a link that asks you to enter personal data via the Apple site ID made ​​the phisher who appears to have ads at the bottom of the page.

"And when you get stuck, without realizing it you will be prompted to enter your username and password, which will be stolen by them," said Trend Micro.

One sign is the easiest to identify where the email is genuine or fake from Apple is to look at the email address of the sender.

Because in this case, a fake email claiming to be from Apple, sent from an address via "Gmail also detect that the email was sent using third party email service," Trend Micro stressed. Here are examples of fraudulent emails for Apple fans.

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