Alert: Apple IDs have been hacked

Discussion in 'Apple iCloud' started by hitme64, Dec 7, 2015.

  1. Netskipper

    Netskipper Well-Known Member

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    Holy..! I would have fell for that. That is one convincing phish. I did not notice the grammatical errors but the return email almost convinced me.
     
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    ^ok so indeed that apple inc. email address is fake, or presumably a phishing scam altogether...anyway, it's not only online that they are doing this but lately some complainants said they were texted or even called upon by alleged Apple Support staff to have their accounts reactivated, passwords updated and details completed...

    what gave them away was that a number of those complainants didn't have iPhones or iPads in the first place...'ika nga:

    Alleged AS Caller: Update po natin Apple ID niyo.
    Si Po: Ah ok. Teka ala naman ako Apple ID na yan.
    Alleged AS Caller: Di bale ho. Tulungan kita po mag-open ng account.
    Si Po: Ah ok. Sige nga.
    Alleged AS Caller: Ok, una po ano pong unit na Apple gamit niyo sir?
    Si Po: Ah ok. Myphone lang gamit ko.
    Alleged AS Caller: Ano kamo? iPhone?
    Si Po: Di po, Myphone lang.
    Alleged AS Caller: Este, sige po. Thank you. Sa ibang araw na lang ulit.
    Si Po: Teka di ba pwede un? Hello? Hello?
     
  3. ronjet

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    Checked some emails that came from apple: @applemusic
    @insideicloud.icloud - this one from icloud full storage alert; find my iPhone;
    @InsideApple.apple - this one came from Apple support survey
    @InsideApple.Apple - news;announcement; new product

    And then
    @apple - this email came if I have recent app download and iMessage was used from new or different osx/ios device; was used to sign in to facetime

    Noticed that, the recent email that I received used the - @apple. That's why it become less suspicious. And unlike sir butch, I really didn't noticed that! Unlike the other email were they just used some yahoo or some personal website email addresses.
     
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    Now this is alarming. Time to enable my TFA.
     
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  5. jordan

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    Woke up early and decided to check my mail when I saw these emails....

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  6. raypin

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    Mmm....the mentioned url seems legit (the encryption certificate was issued by Symantec to Apple Inc.). But to be absolutely sure, just google Apple and click on the official Apple website and click Manage your Apple ID. Always a good practice to access websites directly and not click on hyperlinks or mentioned urls in emails no matter how official it looks.
     
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    ^if that is a legit email. Then, someone already have access to your accout. Change your password asap!
     
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  8. Don Pao

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    Received an email too. Way back feb 2016

    Tried reporting it to apple via email. no response :(

    Is this a scam email?

    Attached photo.

    Thanks!
     

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  9. Edelheid

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    The sender's email does not belong to Apple. It's a flat out phishing attempt.

    Forward the email to the address reportphishing@apple.com if you haven't yet. I believe reporting to this address doesn't generate a response.
     
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    Thanks!

    Will resend.
     
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    @penmanila @raypin @hitme64

    Hi guys,

    I use iCloud a lot, so I got alarmed by what I read in this thread. Just a while back, to enhance my Mac's security I--
    • created a long and strong user password for my Mac;
    • enabled two-factor authentication; and
    • renamed my hard disk (from the original "Macintosh HD").
    Question: would keeping "Allow user to reset password using Apple ID" unchecked in the Users & Groups settings (below) further reduce the chances of my Mac getting hacked?

    Thanks in advance!

    Users & Groups.png
     
    #71 Qin Zhi, Feb 3, 2017
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2017
  12. raypin

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    Mmm...two-factor is strong enough. But leave it unchecked. In case you need to reset your password, the trusted device (phone) will be needed to get the verification code.
     
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    ^ Thanks for the advice. Highly appreciate it! (y)
     
  14. Philmuger

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    Great advice, thanks. Will do this in my macbook
     

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