Apple MobileMe targeted with new phishing scam

Apple’s MobileMe is continously going from problem to another, while the service may have fixed its downtime issues for the most part, some subscribers are reported receiving an email that looks like a legitimate email from Apple, which’s basically a phishers attempt to trick subscribers into divulging personal information. Towards the end, its text reads, “We were unable […]

Apple’s MobileMe is continously going from problem to another, while the service may have fixed its downtime issues for the most part, some subscribers are reported receiving an email that looks like a legitimate email from Apple, which’s basically a phishers attempt to trick subscribers into divulging personal information.

Towards the end, its text reads, “We were unable to process your most recent payment. Did you recently change your bank, phone number or credit card?” From there, it asks users to click on a link, which brings up a page that does look similar to a page on the Apple Store. Research indicates that the URL is registered to a Romanian resident.

The page seems similar to one used for another scam launched last month that purported to warn of billing problems through Apple's online store. Some users may be foolded because MobileMe had some legitimate issues with its billing.

The US Computer Emergency Readiness Team said it was aware of the scam, and urged users to take steps to mitigate risk. They warned against following links in unsolicited messages, using caution when entering personal information, and to refer to US-CERT's guidelines on e-mail and phishing scams for further guidance (PDF available here).

Source:→ BetaNews