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December 09, 2011

Phony AppleID Notice

Although the following item has been flowing around spamdom for awhile, I thought I'd show it just to demonstrate the lengths phishing crooks will go to trick recipients into giving up their login credentials and identity info.

This one claims to help you overcome a billing snafu at the Apple Store:

Phony Apple Store billing info email message

If you dare follow the link—the real link is to a site whose domain was registered yesterday—you'll be asked for your AppleID and password. After that you'll find a form requesting additional identity info.

Compromised Apple Store login credentials can really do damage if you don't catch it in time. Fixing it can be an even bigger headache.

Posted on December 09, 2011 at 08:13 PM