Apple ID account holders targetted

Anyone who has an iTunes account and therefore an Apple ID could be subject to a phishing email that is currently doing the rounds.

The Stay Smart Online Alert Service is reporting that

Apple ID account holders need to be cautious of a sophisticated phishing camping targeting your Apple ID, personal information and credit card details.

The phishing email looks official and currently includes the subject line “Update your Apple ID account”. Other known subject lines include: “Please update your Apple ID”, “Please verify the email address accociated [sic] with your Apple ID”, and “Your Apple ID has been Disabled for Security Reasons”. Similar versions could also reference iTunes.

The email includes a link which, when clicked, takes you to a fake, but realistic looking Apple website asking you to sign in to your account.

The Stay Smart Alert includes images of the fake emails to help users identify them. Read the whole newsletter here.