iCloud is an increasingly large target for scams of all kinds. It’s a common target for scams involving phishing e-mails. The goal of such scams is to get you to click a link that takes you to a fake iCloud login page, resulting in you submitting your iCloud login credentials to thieves. It’s also frequently attacked via brute-force guessing of weak passwords and weak security questions.
The results of such scams can vary. Some are interested in the purchasing power since iCloud accounts double as Apple IDs, which can be used to make purchases from the Mac App Store, iOS App Store, and even the online and brick-and-mortar Apple Stores.
Other scammers want access to your files – typically photos stored in iCloud – such as the “Celebgate” incident. Celebgate involved a number of celebrities who had their accounts compromised, resulting in the theft and subsequent publication of nude photos.