Published on October 1st, 2012 | by Steven Hodson0
Bogus Discount Card For The Apple Store Wants To Steal Your IDs
As Apple and its products become even more popular they are finally becoming a fertile territory for malware and other types of cyber crime with new reports almost daily it seems of new attacks against Apple consumers.
The newest one is really insidious as it is appealing to loyal Apple customers with what appears to be a discount card that will award them $100 (AUD) to spend in the Apple store for just $9. At first blush this would seem to be one hell of a marketing campaign but it turns out that it is far from a marketing campaign but is instead the newest phishing attack meant to harvest all your important information.
The email as seen above comes with an attached file that when launched asks a whole bunch of really personal questions: your name, address, birth date, driver’s license, and your mother’s maiden name (this one is used by a lot of login systems as a hint). The form doesn’t stop there but goes on to ask about your credit card details, your security code, and your Visa / Mastercard passwords.
It should be pretty apparent that the email doesn’t come from Apple but you be assured that some folks out there will fall for it.