Apple Phishing ?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by TayHarley, Aug 6, 2013.

  1. TayHarley macrumors member

    TayHarley

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    Hi

    Has anyone else received an email from Apple Customer Service <secure@apple.ssl.co.uk> stating that their Apple ID account has been suspended and asking for you to login ?

    Just got it - not sure if it is kosher or not :eek:

    Appl ID seems to be ok !

    Thx .... Stu
     
  2. SandboxGeneral Moderator

    SandboxGeneral

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    Don't click on any links in the email and just go directly to the Apple website to check your account.
     
  3. dan1eln1el5en macrumors 6502

    dan1eln1el5en

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    This is NOT domain apple.com (at all) it's at ssl.co.uk
    domains are defined as the server name just left of the region-indentifier (.com, .co.uk, .org, .net, etc.)

    So someone bought "ssl" as a company in UK, giving them ssl.co.uk
    Then they made a sub-domain named "apple" (usually a folder which would result in ssl.co.uk/apple) so it appears as "apple.ssl.co.uk"

    there you mifght find a copy of Apple's "iForgot" website...

    These kinds of mails are very common these days.

    It's basically, as mentioned a copy, so checking where other links (e.g. home-button or store button) will take you to correct apple.com domain, but just the form will remain on the "creepy" domain, and it usually just fires a javascript without a link (status reporting: void(0);)
    So keep an eye at the real domain name and stay safe out there :) (and apple, paypal, ebay etc. will never "forget" your details asking you to click a link and then types the missing details. They will probably write "Login as you usually would do..." rather than a link, in case they would one day forget your credit card number)
     

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