New Phishing Scam Exploits Apple Dev Center Outage

Posted July 25, 2013 at 3:49pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 7411 views

A new phishing scam is taking advantage of Apple's developer center outage, reports ZDNet. Apple took down it's developer services after they were hacked to rebuild the servers and database.

Phishing attacks are a relatively simple way to steal data. Users click on an email they believe to be legitimate, allowing malware to be installed or submitting login details for a service, whether it be a fake bank email, service, or the Spanish lottery. Perhaps if you're particularly lucky, there is a wealthy gentlemen in Africa who wants to transfer millions of dollars to your account -- but only if you forward along some of the costs in advance, of course.

Scammers are sending emails to customers asking them to change their passwords.

"Dear Apple Customer,

To get back into your apple account, you'll need to confirm your account. It's easy: Click the link below to open a secure browser window. Confirm that you're the owner of the account and then follow the instructions.

Update Now

Before log in your account will be Confirmed, let us know right away. Reporting it is important because it helps us prevent fraudsters from stealing your information. Yours sincerely, apple."

The poor English and grammatical mistakes should be enough to give this email away as fraudulent; however, you should always check the url of a link and address of a the sender before you click.

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MartinU - April 16, 2014 at 10:33am
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mdl00 - July 27, 2013 at 6:43am
What does this have to do with the Dev center? You don't have to be a developer to have an Apple account.
Lolwut - April 16, 2014 at 10:53am
Everything is tested by developers to review it.
Server suggestion - July 26, 2013 at 6:44am
Will rebuilding the servers fix the email sent for password recovery like if you forgot it for example, never worked more me. Ever!
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