Phishing Alert: Your Apple ID was used to sign in to iCloud on an iPhone 5S.

An email pretending to be from Apple.com

There’s a pretty convincing phishing email making the rounds this morning. The email pretends to be from Apple, and the title is: “Your Apple ID was used to sign in to iCloud on an iPhone 5S.” The email wants to alarm you that someone has your Apple ID and is trying to trick you into logging into a fake Apple website.

Apple won’t send an email like this, and the best advice is don’t click on anything in an email or a text. If you’re worried that your Apple ID is at risk, change the password. Do not re-use passwords, especially your Apple ID or email passwords.

Pro Tip: When you log into www.appleid.apple.com to change your password, there is a check box that says, “Log out all other devices.” If you think someone might be in your Apple ID, this will log them out. Don’t forget that you’ll have to log back in on all active devices.

If you think you’ve been hacked, call MacMedics, and we’ll be happy to help.

Sadly the image we used here (back in 2014) was lost when we migrated our website. I have attached an image that shows how convincing the emails can look. The email is “from” Apple and uses the Apple logo.

An example of a Phishing email that is trying to look like it was sent from Apple.com

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