Beware! Hackers these days are busy piggybacking iCloud hack stories, tricking people to give away the login details claiming they are officials from the iCloud.
If you get a phone call claiming to be from Apple warning of an iCloud security breach, beware: It’s just a trick.
Unknown telephone scammers are randomly calling people, claiming that the cloud service of Apple, has been hacked, and asking them to give away their accounts details.
The scam is a very simple one. The potential victim receives an automated message that claims to be from Apple’s support, telling them there is an issue with their iCloud account or that it has been breached. They’re then put through to a human to “help” them.
Apple says no such breach occurred, and security researchers, like Troy Hunt of HaveIBeenPwned.com, say the group trying to extort Apple likely has reused login details from other sites’ password leaks. The first and foremost thing that you need to do if you want to make sure that your account is safe is by turning on the two-step verification step on your iCloud settings.
By the experience from the people who actually was the victim of this scam , there are some of the things that you can keep in mind so that you can tell the call is from the iCloud scammers.
- The Call was automated : The fake call used a fairly cheap sounding computer-synthesized voice. An Apple automated call would be much higher quality, and probably use a real person. In worst cases, Siri analog.
- The Caller ID number didn’t say “Apple” on it: Caller ID can be faked (there’s no verification process), but the number displayed is from Milwaukie, Wisconsin. You can even search and find a real person’s name associated with that number via a reverse search and his address.
- They called back multiple times: Person who were at the receiving end claim that they receive multiple calls from that same number. The five additional calls throughout the day make it clear it isn’t Apple.
- Receiving calls on Home phone : You can easily login to your Apple id and check your account details to see the number you have provided during sign up. You can easily figure out that they are just trying to scam you.
Please spread the news. Share this article with your friends and families and colleagues to make sure they are safe from the scammers.