A new phishing scam is tricking people with iPhones into giving up their Apple passwords and other personal information.
According to The Independent, victims receive an unsolicited message that claims to come from Apple Inc.
Victims are told to immediately change their Apple ID password before it expires and are directed to a legitimate-looking website where they are asked to enter their username and password.
Anyone else received one of these Apple ID texts? Is it all above board or is it some kind of phishing scam? pic.twitter.com/KUfMZtggUF
— Dave Vitty (@davidvitty) April 16, 2016
Once victims have given their username and password, they are told their account has been locked for “security reasons.” They are then told to enter other personal information like their address and credit card details in order to “unlock” the account.
“The scammers have chosen their words carefully – making the message appear urgent to encourage as many people as possible to click on the link without properly considering the potential pitfalls,” cybersecurity expert Graham Cluley wrote in a blog post.
If you receive a suspicious text message, you can always visit Apple’s official support page.
— scott budman (@scottbudman) April 19, 2016