Tuesday, October 04, 2011

iPhone 5 Scam: Fake Apple Announcement Email Leads to PC Virus [WARNING] [Mashable]

Sign of the times

While the tech world holds its collective breath for the Tuesday iPhone announcement from Cupertino, some unscrupulous hackers are taking advantage of the fact that we don’t know exactly what the new phone looks like yet — with a fake email, supposedly from Apple, announcing the “iPhone 5S.”

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But for those who aren’t paying attention, and who are only vaguely aware that a new iPhone is launching this week, such an email — complete with an “order now” button — could make easy bait for malware. And that’s just what this email is, according to security firm Sophos — a lure for users to unintentionally install a nasty little Trojan called Mal/Zapchas-A.

iPhone 5 Scam: Fake Apple Announcement Email Leads to PC Virus [WARNING]

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