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Cybercriminals are phishing for your Apple ID

Author: ITS

Posted on Nov 10, 2015

Category: General Interest , IT Security Alerts

Have you received a suspicious email lately that looks like it came from Apple?phishing Don’t be fooled by the “legitimate” Apple logos. A new phishing email is targeting Apple customers worldwide, with a message that notifies them of limitations that have been put onto their account as part of Apple’s security process. The message also ensures the recipient that “our aim is purely to protect you and your account” followed by a sense of urgency to provide information and resolve the issue as quickly as possible. Falling for this phishing scam would result in your Apple ID being stolen. Have you received an email that sounds like this? Don’t click any links in the email. Instead, go to Apple’s website via web browser, and contact their listed Customer Support number or email to find out if your account is actually locked. To learn more about this new phishing email, read the full article at Beta News. For more tips on recognizing Phishing scams, visit go.unb.ca/itsecurity #UNBarmYourself