Apple alerts users of suspicious (phishing) emails on iCloud and unwanted messages on iMessage

Apple alerts users of suspicious (phishing) emails on iCloud and unwanted messages on iMessage

Turn and move we alert our readers against attacks of the type phishing, increasingly common in the Apple world including one that involves the Find My iPhone feature. Apple knows this and decided to publish a page with some interesting information for users.

Forwarding a suspicious email to Apple

If you receive a fraudulent email from a sender impersonating Apple, you can forward it to [email protected] (a monitoring email that does not generate responses) so that she can better understand the scenario and take action reasonable.

It is important, however, to forward the message with the complete header. For this, if you use Mail, select the email itself and, in the "Message" menu, choose the option "Forward as Attachment".

To report spam or some other suspicious email (that is not impersonating Apple but also looks like a scam or something) received in @ mac, @ me or @ icloud emails, please forward it to abuse @ icloud.

How to identify official iTunes Store emails and emails from phishing

Apple has two important articles on its support base; one in which she explains how to identify legitimate emails from the iTunes Store and another explaining how to identify emails from phishing.

If you have doubts and / or are receiving suspicious emails, reading is mandatory. 😉

Forwarding a suspicious (iMessage) message to Apple

Scams aren't limited to emails, of course. With the arrival of iMessage, several crackers use Apple’s messaging platform to spread phishing by a.

In the same way that we can report suspicious emails, we can also report those messages to Ma. Just forward the suspicious message to [email protected] with the following information:

  • A screen capture of the message;
  • The email address or phone number that iMessage was sent from;
  • The date and time of receipt of iMessage.

As of iOS 8.3, however, the “Report Unwanted Message” link is displayed when receiving an iMessage from someone who is not in your contacts. By tapping the link, you can send the sender's information and message content to Apple (something much easier than doing the step-by-step above) by email.

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Unfortunately, there is still no way to forward suspicious SMSs, which makes sense since, in the case of iCloud and iMessage, who is providing the service to Apple; in the case of SMS, we are talking about operators.

However, Ma should also provide a way to report undue SMSs to the service provider as there are some scams (including the Get My iPhone, commented above) that use this type of system. We're in the crowd.

(via The Loop)