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iCloud support scams

Posted on April 25th, 2017 at 3:27 PM EDT

A Malwarebytes employee has spotted a new iCloud scam attempt. Twice in one day, she received unsolicited phone calls, supposedly from Apple Support, claiming that her iCloud account had been hacked “by Russian hackers,” and asking for her account information.

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What to do if your Apple ID has been hacked

Posted on August 10th, 2014 at 8:51 AM EDT

Apple IDs are a popular target for hackers. This is not only because Apple devices have become so popular, but also because Apple IDs typically provide purchasing power. With an Apple ID, a hacker can purchase music and movies in the iTunes Store or apps in the iOS App Store or Mac App Store on someone else’s dime. Typical symptoms of an Apple ID hack are a sudden inability to log in or strange purchases showing up in your purchase history or on your iOS device. So what do you do if you believe your Apple ID has been hacked?
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Australians getting locked out of iOS devices

Posted on May 26th, 2014 at 5:50 PM EDT

There is a rapidly-growing topic on Apple’s forums right now in which Australians seem to be having iOS devices getting locked remotely. The affected devices are displaying a message claiming that they have been hacked by “Oleg Pliss” and demanding that a $100 USD payment be sent to a particular Paypal account.
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Beware of phishing attacks

Posted on April 14th, 2014 at 8:30 PM EDT

An opportunity fell right into my lap this evening to remind everyone about the dangers of phishing. Pretty much everyone with an electronic device has at least one online account of some kind. Most people have many accounts, often so many that they have lost track of some of the less important ones. This means that everyone is at risk of receiving some kind of phishing e-mail at some point.
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Electronic Arts server hacked to steal Apple IDs

Posted on March 19th, 2014 at 1:09 PM EDT

Paul Mutton of Netcraft posted an article today about the discovery of an Electronic Arts server that has been hacked and turned into a phishing site. The site evidently requests not only an Apple ID and password, but then proceeds to ask for other personal information, including credit card information, full name and date of birth, and mother’s maiden name. Once provided, it redirects the user to the real Apple ID site.
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Apple introduces two-factor authentication

Posted on April 2nd, 2013 at 3:34 PM EDT

Back in August of last year, a journalist named Mat Honan had his Apple ID hacked, allowing the hackers to remotely wipe all his devices and trash all his iCloud data. Two weeks ago, Apple introduced a new two-factor authentication method for Apple IDs that would prevent future use of the technique used against Mr. Honan. Before you jump in and start using it, though, you’ll need to understand the advantages and disadvantages of doing so.
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