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Published on October 1st, 2012 | by Steven Hodson

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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.

via Naked Security – Sophos

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Steven has been around the tech world long enough to see most of the stuff we think of cool happen before which leads to a certain bit of cynicism that has contributed to him being known as the cranky old fart of the Internet. Besides sharing some of the goodness that he finds with you here at 42x you can also find him curating some digital goodness at Winextra (tech type stuff) and Rotten Gumdrops (for your daily dose of WTF).



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