Phishing the App Store (again)

Chance Miller, for 9to5Mac, describes another phishing attack on Apple App Store users: PSA: Watch out for these convincing App Store subscription phishing emails. This one tells you that you’ve signed up for a YouTube Red subscription which will cost you $144.99 per month once your free month is up. Miller says, quite convincingly, “The goal of that outrageous monthly is seemingly to entice people to click the “Cancel Subscription” link.”

Commentary from Lisa Vaas for Sophos here: Don’t fall for fake iTunes and App Store messages.

And Apple has some tips here: Identify legitimate emails from the App Store or iTunes Store

“If you’re not sure whether an email about an App Store, iTunes Store, iBooks Store, or Apple Music purchase is legitimate, these tips may help.”

Commentary by Graham Cluley for BitDefender: Apple issues advice on how to spot App Store and iTunes phishing scams

David Harley



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