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New SMS phishing campaign aimed at stealing the credentials of the owners of Apple devices

New SMS phishing campaign aimed at stealing the credentials of the owners of Apple devices

by sigismund » 2016-08-01 13:06:40


Victims of scams have become the order of 7.5 thousand iOS gadgets.


Team Intel Security Mobile Research recorded two phishing campaign aimed at stealing user credentials on iOS devices. During campaigns, the attackers had circulated SMS messages containing links to specially crafted phishing or hacked legitimate website. According to researchers, victims of scams have become the order of 7.5 thousand owners of Apple devices.

The message, allegedly sent by the administration of the App Store, informed the user that his account has been temporarily blocked and to restore access credentials must be entered before a certain date. Otherwise, the account will be permanently blocked. The notice also contained a link supposedly leading to the corresponding page on the Apple website. However, when the link is clicked the user gets to the page with a fake form to enter credentials.



According to experts, the greatest number of victims of phishing campaigns were reported in the USA (7,464 user). Also hurt the owners of iOS devices in Mexico, Germany and other countries. As noted by the researchers, this is the first campaign of this scale, aimed at users of Apple devices.

At the end of June this year became aware of a phishing SMS campaign against Android users. In the framework of the fraudulent transactions, the attackers intercepted credentials to access online banking.
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