IP communities Hacked Apple

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by Chuckitall, Dec 17, 2018.

  1. Chuckitall macrumors newbie

    Sep 25, 2014
    I’ve gotten 100 emails in the last hour saying Apple IP communities is hacked.. Anybody else & what do we need to do to protect the IP
  2. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    It's almost certainly fake/phishing/scam email. Don't click any links in those emails.
  3. Chuckitall thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 25, 2014
    Thanks, but is there a way to stop it on personnel Email
  4. jtara macrumors 68000

    Mar 23, 2009
    What is "Apple IP Communities"? Some website? (Some forums similar to MacRumors?) Something else?

    Are you the owner/administrator?

    What do you mean by "protect the IP"? What do you mean by "IP"?

    - IP is part of the name of some website that somebody is claiming to have hacked
    - IP means "intellectual property". Like, "how do I protect the content of my website that got hacked?"
    - IP means "IP address", like "how do I protect/firewall my website that got hacked?

    Something else?

    To stop spam/fake/phishing emails in person email - use the spam controls of your email provider (which we can't guess!) or install some anti-spam plugin/proxy for however you are receiving your email. My email provider has their own spam controls, plus I run Postbox on my Mac with SpamSieve. (BTW, looking for a replacement for Postbox, since I run an older version. Latest doesn't have third-party plugins, so no SpamSieve support.)

    Did the email contain an actual password that matches? (Matches what? It begs my first question...) Was it the typical "send some bitcoin" phishing attempt?

    If you don't block downloading images, the phisher possibly now knows that you opened the mail. However, most of these are fake, in that whatever they threatened to do, they didn't and won't do.

    Some idiot just upped the ante on this stuff last week, and sent some bomb threats (see news headlines). The industry will now HAVE to implement some real effective solutions on fake mail.
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Here's a tip: Whenever you're asking for help with something like this, it's best if you can copy and paste the exact language of any error message, email or text, or take a screen capture and include it in your post. This helps avoid ambiguity and also helps establish context.

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