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Keep an Eye Out for iTunes Security Phishing Scams

Author: ITS

Posted on Aug 17, 2016

Category: IT Security Alerts , General Interest

Cybercriminals have come up with another clever phishing idea targeting iTunes users.

What to know:

  • Cybercriminals are sending out emails (seemingly) on behalf of Apple
  • The message informs you of a purchase supposedly made on behalf of your iTunes account and (1) asks you to confirm that this was authorized by you, or (2) asks for additional information/confirmation
  • Since the chances of you having made the exact download for the exact amount they mention are rather slim, the scammers are relying on causing enough confusion for you to worry that someone has hacked into your account and that the amount indicated is going to be charged to your credit card
  • Links are provided to aid in resolving the fake issue/cancelling the order

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What to do:

  • DO NOT reply or click on any of the links
  • Contact the ITS Help Desk if you’re in need of assistance

Visit the ITS Phishing Examples webpage to see two examples of iTunes phishing emails that have been reported at UNB and go to go.unb.ca/itsecurity to learn more.

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