Apple Developer Center Outage Sparks New Round of Phishing Attacks

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As noted by ZDNet, scammers have launched a new round of phishing emails on the heels of an outage of Apple's Developer Center late last week. The email offers the recipient access back into their accounts if they click on a link posing as an official Apple page. However, the page is actually located on another site and proceeds to take the account credentials of the user if they log in on the page.

Phishing attacks targeting Apple customers are regular occurrences given the size of the company's user base. But with many casual users perhaps only vaguely aware of Apple having had a recent problem with some of its online services, they may now be more likely to fall victim to such an attack.

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Earlier this week, independent security researcher Ibrahim Balic speculated that he may be responsible for the breach that caused the extended outage of Apple’s Developer Center, which for the most part remains offline one week after it was taken down by Apple. Yesterday, Apple outlined a plan for bringing its Developer Center back online, and also created a status page to display the availability of its services.

Top Rated Comments

hellomoto4 Avatar
98 months ago
Look at that grammar! Although it may look quite real, it reads like an 8 year old has written it.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Jab00 Avatar
98 months ago
lol fraudsters....
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
PracticalMac Avatar
98 months ago

Look at that grammar! Although it may look quite real, it reads like an 8 year old has written it.


...or someone for whom English is not a native language.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AnonMac50 Avatar
98 months ago

If anyone actually falls for this, they should not be a Developer. The grammar in this email is shocking. Apple don't address with "Dear Apple Customer" / Apple Don't use "to get back into your account" / Apple never use "update now" links, as Apple always shows the full link in emails / "Confirmed" should not be capitalised / Apple don't use the term "right away" / Apple don't use the term "fraudsters" (ironically the fraudsters are the one's sending these out) / And "yours sincerely, apple" - no capital A an no carriage return after "sincerely".

Oh and the the way, where's the Apple Logo?


So anyone to whom English is not their first language should not be an Apple developer?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
timborama Avatar
98 months ago

If anyone actually falls for this, they should not be a Developer.

Hmmm, have you seen any of the apps on the store?!?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
RichardI Avatar
98 months ago
Sorry, but I think if you fall for that, you deserve it. :confused:
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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