Over the past few years, phishing attacks targeting iPhoneusers have become increasingly more sophisticated. Indeed, the never-ending battle between end-users and phishers has become something of a cat-and-mouse game: as end-users become more vigilant in detecting spam, cyber criminals stepup their game and start sending out even moreconvincing emails and messages designed to trick unsuspecting users into handing over sensitive data.
Of course, there are still some low-rent phishing efforts going around these days.
According to a popular post on the iPhone subreddit, it appears that some iPhoneusers are receiving random text messages alerting them that their Apple ID has been temporarily disabled. The message goes on to state that users can “prevent this” and presumably restore access to their iCloud account by visiting an embedded link. Once clicked, the link whisks users to a page where they can enter in their credit card information.
The message going around is embedded...(continued)