Phishing attacks are typically initiated via email, text/SMS messages, or instant messages to deceive internet users and steal user data, including login credentials and credit card numbers.

2018 Apple ID Phishing Scam

Increase in Mobile Phishing Scams Targeting Apple ID Users

A trend forming among newly identified phishing URLs shows bad actors sending fraudulent emails informing Apple ID users of outdated Apple ID information or problems with billing. The emails and internal links attempt to deceive Apple ID users into “verifying” account information. When the user proceeds to log in, the form handing over access credentials to their accounts.