Apple’s product launch activities concern not only Apple fans, but also scammers. For several years now, Kaspersky experts have been detecting fraudulent activity that aggravated amid the long-awaited Apple presentations.
To learn more about what methods scammers use to exploit users’ curiosity about new Apple devices, Kaspersky researchers analyze numerous phishing pages offering to buy the new version of the iPhone, as well as previous series of best-selling AirPods and Apple Watch. he did.
Multiple of these sites have the distinction of being bogus pages offering to purchase devices at a special price. Users who think they have a suitable opportunity send money to the scammers and the headphones they think they bought do not reach them.
There are also phishing pages that offer users a special opportunity to purchase new iPhones before the official sale. In this example, users send their credentials to scammers to place an order. After that, scammers can start using this type of data for malicious purposes or sell it on the Dark Web. This scam scheme is well known and in some cases scammers also charge a delivery price. For this reason, users not only share their personal data, but also lose money at the same time.
Kaspersky Security Specialist Tatyana Shcherbakova says: “Apple rollouts have always been a recognized and expected activity for scammers to engage in malicious activity. For several years now, we’ve seen how scammers use the rumors around the new iPhone version and start to spread malicious activity. This tells us that scammers shows that users will try to take advantage of anything that catches their attention quickly.”
Kaspersky advises users to avoid falling victim to fraud:
- Be skeptical about news of new work information or extremely generous offers and promotions that reach you.
- Verify that messages come from secure sources.
- Check the authenticity of the websites you visit.
- Install a security analysis with up-to-date databases with information on the latest phishing and spam sources.
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