Phishers Attack Overeager Devs Waiting For Dev Center To Come Back Online

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There’s always some scumbag who is willing to try to take advantage of a bad situation. Take Apple’s prolonged outage of the Apple Developer Center, for example. It’s a bad situation for everyone — Apple and developers alike — which is why, of course, someone’s now launched a phishing attack to try to trick people into thinking the Developer Center is back up.

According to a report by ZDNet, a flood of phishers are trying to trick developers into thinking that the only way they can get back into the Developer Center is by changing their password… which, of course, is only a method of catching their existing password.

Users have taken to Twitter to warn others of the phishing attacks, and security firm Kasperky Lab has found that Apple-related phishing scams have skyrocketed in the last six months, with scammers focused on stealing login credentials and financial data.

Like most phishing attacks, these emails are written with the grammar and syntax of brain-damaged four years olds, so they are easy to spot. Just delete them if they pop up in your inbox, okay?

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  • Gregory Wright

    I thought developers were smart, attune to Internet scams. Are they as gullible as some of the rest?

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