Scammers Are Trying To Steal Your iCloud Login Information


Bait ready? Let's go phishing. Photo: TRUSTe
Bait ready? Let's go phishing. Photo: TRUSTe

A certain proportion of shameless scammers have their eyes set on your iCloud account. They are sending phishing emails in which they claim to be Apple and request your login information. They say that if you do not provide it, your account will be terminated.

The Mac Observer reports:

In this case, the bad guys are hoping that users will reply to an email with their MobileMe login information. We’ve seen an example with SBC as the sender, and there’s another example online from December 14th that purports to be from Frontier Communications.

This is, of course, utter rubbish, and under no circumstances should you ever send details like this to people who request them via email. What makes this particular phishing scam completely transparent is that the faceless criminals still refer to the iCloud service as MobileMe, and they use spelling and grammar that you’d never find on a document produced by Cupertino:

Dear MobileMe Subscriber,

Virus Notification

A DGTFX Virus has been detected in your MobileMe folders. Your email account has to be upgraded to our new Secured DGTFX anti-virus 2011 version to prevent damages to our web mail log and to your important files. Click your reply tab, Fill the columns below and send back to us or your email account will be terminated to avoid spread of the virus.

User name:
Reconfirm Password:

Note that your password will be encrypted with 1024-bit RSA keys for your password safety.

All MobileMe User Should Reply Now !!!
Failure to do this will immediately render your Web-email address deactivated from our database.
Thank you for your co-operation.

Warning Code :ID67565434
© Copyright 2011 Apple Inc. All rights reserved.

Again, do not reply to this email, and never send login information or other personal details to people you do not know who request them via email.

[via MacTrast]

  • Jordan Clay

    That is probably the absolute WORST written phishing attempt I’ve ever seen

  • Jdsonice

    So people still fall for this crap?

  • Hampus

    Ah, always find these hilarious. You have to update my account status to protect your servers from a virus? And to do this you need my account details? Right… And the worst part is how this actually fools some people :(

    Right now I’d love to see Apple send out an email to all Apple IDs (the mail used to log in to iTunes, not the iCloud mail) warning people of this.

  • John Howell

    Garbage. I’ve received much better phishing than this for m iTunes info. One even had all the logos, the right font, no grammar errors, good spelling, and they didn’t ask for details by mail but includes a link that my iPhone displayed as
    This highlights there must be a way in iOS

  • John Howell

    Stupid editing dialog is useless here on an iPhon, but anyway,
    IOS NEEDS to be able to preview URLs in mail before you click. Otherwise it’s like driving at night with your eyes closed, you just don’t know where you’re going.

  • nthnm

    Which is why I think people who fall for this, or any phishing scam, deserve to have their info and/or identity stolen.

  • GH

    If you fall for this crap, just die. It’s funny how many retards fall for these!

  • Tony Jago Million

    I saw a guy in starbucks the other day wearing a mask just like that – he had a fishing pole too – was he a scammer????