Well, the hackers and scammers of the world are once again targeting unsuspecting Apple customers.
The latest Apple-related scam is a variation of this recurring scam in which the scammers call you from out of the blue and tell you your machine has been infected with a virus or is experiencing some other serious problem that needs to be taken care of right away.
Now scammers pretending to be Apple reps are calling potential victims to inform them that their iCloud accounts have been breached and they’ll need to gather some information from them in order to get the situation cleared up ASAP.
Of course the person calling isn’t an Apple rep and the potential victims’ iCloud accounts haven’t been breached at all.
However, if you receive a call like this and you give the caller your Apple login information as requested your account will surely end up getting breached fairly quickly – by the scammer making the call!
A I explained in the post I linked to above, neither Apple nor Microsoft is going to call you from out of the blue to tell you there’s a problem with your machine or one of your online accounts has been breached.
They just won’t do it. Ever.
Bottom line: If you receive a call from someone claiming (or even hinting) that they’re from Apple and they want to help you resolve some problem with your machine or one of your online accounts you need to hang up on them because they’re attempting to scam you big time!