Tuesday, January 19, 2021
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A New Year, a new phishing attempt to avoid

The morons who create phishing emails wasted no time in sending out one targeting iCloud users at 12:01 AM ET. Fortunately, the folks who created it don’t know how to spell and they use atrocious grammar, so it was easy to spot.

Allegedly from Apple with a sender name of “Apple Report”, this rotting piece of phish has a subject of “[MSM] TN: Your Account has beens temporality (locked) for security reason!. [Case: #vuchlq]”.

It then goes on to list a dire – and totally bogus – consequence of not logging in on a fake “Iforgot” website. Don’t tap that link, as it actually takes you to a site hosted on blogspot.com.

Let’s shut this one down! Any time you receive a suspicious phishing email that asks you to sign in on iCloud or any other service while promising that your account will be shut down otherwise, forward it to reportphishing@apple.com.

Steve Sande
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Steve is the publisher and editor of Apple World Today and has authored a number of books about Apple products. He's an avid photographer, an FAA-licensed drone pilot, and a really bad guitarist. Steve and his wife Barb love to travel everywhere!