Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Phishing pretending to be from Apple is more convincing than most

Although spam threatening account suspensions is very common (particularly pretending to be AOL), there is a spam entry claiming to be from "helpdesk @ apple.com" saying that your Apple account will be suspended unless you click and apply the update.

AOL marked one of these messages as spam but not the second.

Most phishing emails don't really spoof the sender (you can see a different address by moving the cursor over it; it's often in China).  But this one actually has managed to make AOL think it really came from Apple.  I'm not sure how it did that.

So don't fall for this one, either. This is not "free phish" (or "free fish").  

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