Mon. Nov 11th, 2019

Kaspersky reports that the phishing attack against the Apple brand has reached 1.6 million in half a year

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Kaspersky said in a recent Securelist blog post that the phishing attack against the Apple brand has reached 1.6 million times in six months, a 9% increase from the total number of attacks last year. The data comes from the company’s “2019 Threats to macOS users” released this week, which shows the number of deceptive pages using the Apple brand as bait, with significant growth in the first half of the year.

The most common form of fraud is still to mimic the iCloud service interface and then steal the Apple ID account password. The source of these attacks usually begins with a spam message containing a fake link, and the sender always claims to be Apple’s technical support staff.

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Another widespread scam is to build an easy-to-attach web page and try to convince light-hearted users that their computer is under serious security threats, then click on the installation several times, or pay a few dollars to solve the problem.

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In addition, other survey results show that on Mac computers based on Kaspersky Security Solutions, the total number of phishing attacks detected in the first half of 2019 was close to 6 million, and there were 7.3 million hits in 2018.