Beware of these Pishing emails from the App Store: they are quite convincing - NewCydiaTweaks


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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Beware of these Pishing emails from the App Store: they are quite convincing

Apple customers are a perfect target for phishing emails, basically because we are quite a lot of users that use an Apple device, and that is why we are the perfect target to receive these emails and be able to fall into the trap with a higher probability , something that from Cupertino are telling us to prevent us from providing our personal data in these emails.

Beware if you receive this email purportedly from Apple

The last attempt of pishing that is being reported massively among all the users is the reception of emails that include the renewal of a subscription in the App Store,something that at first glance could have seemed an error, by not making us that subscription. In the face of massive user reports, the company has had to give a series of tips on how to protect itself.
App Store Pishing
While these types of emails are not new at all, the new format of informing the user with an alleged subscription renewal has created the alarm. In addition, seeing the different screenshots, the style is quite realistic looking much like an official message from the company. 
In this email the user is informed that he has subscribed to a service where the first month is free but then he must pay $ 144.99 for renewing it, something that obviously seems outrageous to people who receive it. Under this figure is the link to cancel that subscription that will redirect you to a page where you can enter your Apple ID, details of the credit card and any other personal information, in order to cancel this alleged subscription. Here the cybercriminals will already have all your personal data.
Apple has wanted to leave in a document that has recently published, the tips to identify an official email from Apple, and can detect the small traps that hide the messages of Pishing. You can find all this information here . 
In this publication, from Cupertino have wanted to collect the following:
If you receive an email about a purchase in the App Store or iTunes Store, and you're not sure if it's real, you can search for a couple of things that can help confirm that the message is from Apple.
Purchase receipts or subscriptions in the App Store, iTunes Store, iBooks Store, or Apple Music include your current billing address, which scammers are likely to have. You can also check your App Store, iTunes Store, iBooks Store, or Apple Music purchase history.
Emails about the App Store, iTunes Store, iBooks Store, or music purchases will never ask you to provide this information by email:
  • Social Security number
  • Mother's Maiden Name
  • Full credit card number
  • CCV credit card
With this the company does not want you to fall into these types of traps, giving us advice that is quite logical to avoid being scammed by entering personal information on a page that we believe is legit.
Leave us in the comment box if this type of email has ever arrived.
Remember that on our YouTube channel we made a video about it that I leave below:

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