Reputed security firm Kaspersky is warning Apple users of a potential new phishing scam attack. According to Kaspersky expert Tatyana Shcherbakova, who made the information public in a blog post, the scam appears to target the banking information of prospective victims. We are daily being attacked by various malware, adware and all sorts of viruses, but some of the most dangerous are the phishing attack which try to obtain the victimâ€™s credit card details. Shcherbakova detailed:
Those who are acquainted with Appleâ€™s way of doing business and especially their approach towards discounts, will know that Cupertino wonâ€™t come up with such a big discount. So, most of the folks will just flag the email as spam and thatâ€™ll be about it. However, those who fall for the scam will be required to give in valuable personal information such as their bank card, even including the three-digit security code stated on the reverse.
After the information would have been inputted, the scammers allegedly promised to send a discount card via email within 24 hours. As you can see in the above screenshot, in the â€œfromâ€ field, we see the firstname.lastname@example.org email adress, which seems quite legit, being given the fact that it bears the apple.com domain. This is a cunning trick used by fraudster, so make sure to inform others about it, as well.