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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#2256 iCloud support scams
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.
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#2256 iCloud support scams
#2255 Healthcare CERT warns about ‘Mole’ ransomware – what you need to know
#2254 Facebook tracks scary-specific details about your life. Here’s how to find what it knows
#2253 Linux Shishiga malware using LUA scripts
#2252 Cyberespionage, ransomware big gainers in new Verizon breach report
#2251 More LastPass flaws: researcher pokes holes in 2FA
#2250 FalseGuide malware victim count jumps to 2 million
#2249 UK man gets two years in jail for running ‘Titanium Stresser’ attack-for-hire service
#2248 How free hacking tools on the web could be leading kids into cybercrime
#2247 Hipchat resets user passwords after possible breach
#2246 Pawn storm abuses open authentication in advanced social engineering attacks
#2245 Webroot 'mistakenly' flags Windows as malware and Facebook as phishing site
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