YOUR APPLE DEVICE HAS A VIRUS (Apple Scam) Removal Instructions

YOUR APPLE DEVICE HAS A VIRUS (Apple Scam) is a common fake tech support scam that is being distributed in an active distribution campaigns. Various criminal collectives throughout the years have been known to use it. Our article gives victims information on removing active infections from their Mac OS X computers.

Threat Summary

NameYOUR APPLE DEVICE HAS A VIRUS
TypePhishing scam, Fake Tech Support message
Short DescriptionAn Apple scam that combines a virus deployment with a fake tech support criminal scheme.
SymptomsThe victim users will be shown a fake tech support Apple scam message.
Distribution MethodBundled downloads, malicious scripts and other methods.
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YOUR APPLE DEVICE HAS A VIRUS (Apple Scam) – How Did I Get It

Security reports indicate that there is an ongoing campaign delivering the YOUR APPLE DEVICE HAS A VIRUS (Apple Scam) phishing threat. This is a common scheme that is being used by several hacker collectives at once with slight modifications. The main method of delivery is the creation of fake web sites. They use stolen elements from well-known sites and services that the targets may use on a regular basis. Through various scripts the users can be made into victims — pop-ups, banners, redirects and in-body links.

The messages can also be distributed in email messages that are sent in bulk in a SPAM-like manner. They are designed so that they look like notifications sent by legitimate companies. When they are opened by the victims YOUR APPLE DEVICE HAS A VIRUS (Apple Scam) may be displayed directly. In other cases it can be linked by hyperlinks (Read more...)

*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from How to, Technology and PC Security Forum | SensorsTechForum.com authored by Martin Beltov. Read the original post at: https://sensorstechforum.com/apple-device-virus-apple-scam-removal-instructions/