While SMS (text) phishing not new, there is a new scam that lowers people’s guard by tapping into their dependency on Apple and iPhones. A text message informs the user that an Apple ID or iCloud account will be terminated unless updated. It lures the user to click a link, which leads to a fraudulent website to collect personal data, including name and passport information. Unsuspecting Apple-addicts then hand over their personal information to the identity thieves.
Check out our series, Privacy Perils, to learn what steps you can take to guard your personal and company data. For more information about this topic and other cyber security concerns, please contact Bob Brewer, Tony McFarland, Elizabeth Warren or a member of our Privacy & Data Security team.