Iphone 5 spam wave leads to malware

Inquirer - Lucian Constantin - 4 Oct, 2011
MALWARE EXPERTS are warning of a wave of spam emails that pose as Iphone 5GS release announcements and lead recipients to an IRC worm. The spam campaign clearly tries to capitalise on people's interest in the Apple Iphone the ...

[WARNING] Fake Apple Announcement Email Leads to PC Virus

eTaiwan News - 4 Oct, 2011
While everyone knows that new iPhone will announce tomorrow, some people have already seen the mockup on the Internet. However, it does not look very realistic, and we also have no idea whether the new iPhone will be the iPhone5 or iPhone 4S. ...

iPhone 5 emails infect PCs

GMANews.TV - 4 Oct, 2011
On the eve of the much-awaited debut of Apple Inc.'s iPhone 5, cybercriminals are taking advantage of the hype to plant malware on victims' computers. According to computer security firm Sophos, one of the victims of the latest scam was a journalist ...

iPhone 5 themed emails serve Windows malware

ZDNet (blog) - Dancho Danchev - 4 Oct, 2011
Researchers from Sophos have intercepted a currently spamvertised malware campaign, attempting to socially engineer users into clicking on a malicious link. Event-based social engineering campaigns aim ...

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TIME - 4 Oct, 2011
The new iPhone has not been announced. It is not available for pre-order. It does not have a ridiculous see-through screen. It is not called the "iPhone 5G S" and it's (probably) not going to be available this Friday. So if you get an email with the ...

Fake iPhone Email Leads to PC Virus

MyFox Houston - 4 Oct, 2011
(EndPlay Staff Reports) - As the tech world waits to see if a new Apple iPhone is revealed, some are using the opportunity to try to scam people with a fake email announcement. Media reports state a fake Apple announcement is circulating that, ...

Watch out for those iPhone 5 scams

CSO (blog) - 4 Oct, 2011
by CSO, Salted Hash " IT security news analysis, over easy! With the release of iPhone 5 today, folks should brace themselves for a potential torrent of scams. Apple's iPhone 5 is due to be revealed to the world tomorrow, which makes today the perfect ...

iPhone 5 fake emails harbour malware

uSwitch.com (Tech) - Jonathan Leggett - 4 Oct, 2011
A fake iPhone 5 email purportedly from Apple and seemingly offering recipients the chance to pre-order the as-yet-unannounced handset is riddled with malware, it has emerged. Doing the rounds now, the missive features a fairly shonky mock-up of a ...

iPhone 5 'pre-order' is a scam

TG Daily - Emma Woollacott - 4 Oct, 2011
Scammers are exploiting the excitement over today's iPhone 5 launch to spread malware via a fake email. The email - which purports to show details of the 'iPhone 5GS' - includes a picture of a transparent phone and an 'order now' button. ...

iPhone 5 emails aim to infect recipients' computers

Macworld UK - Ben Camm-Jones - 4 Oct, 2011
Scammers are exploiting interest in today's iPhone announcement to try and trick Windows users into installing malware on their PCs. Journalist Abram Wagenaar, who writes for Personal Computer Magazine in the Netherlands, received the email and posted ...

iPhone 5 (GS) email scam warning: Do Not Launch

Phones Review - 4 Oct, 2011
We are putting out an iPhone 5 (S), email scam warning out to all our readers, if you receive an email and open you will be prompted to open a file called iphone5.gif.exe, which is via an hacked server comiali.com. The email basically lets you know ...

Warning: Don't Open That iPhone 5 E-mail Announcement

International Business Times AU - 4 Oct, 2011
Banking on everyone's anticipation over the iPhone 5 announcement from Apple on Tuesday, some hackers are taking advantage of that excitement by sending a fake e-mail with a hook that it's the official announcement from Apple about the iPhone 5. ...

iPhone 5GS Email Announcement Spreads PC Virus

iPhone FAQ - 4 Oct, 2011
There's a reason you've never heard of the iPhone 5GS. The only place it exists is within a malicious email being sent to PC users around the globe. This message purports to announce the next Apple iPhone but is merely a vehicle to spread the ...

iPhone 5 Scam: Fake Apple Email Contains Windows Virus

The Gadgets - James Cushing - 4 Oct, 2011
With all the hype surrounding tomorrow's Let's Talk iPhone event, it only follows that the less moral among us will try to scam people looking for information about Apple's latest smartphone. At 10 am tomorrow we'll all know much more about what Apple ...

Beware " iPhone 5 Phishing Email Circulates

Social Zoo: Social Updates (blog) - Gilbert Falso - 4 Oct, 2011
Did you get an e-mail in your inbox today from Apple alerting you to the availability of the new iPhone 5? Don't open it or click the links in it " it's a hoax! Someone has created a very clever and believable scam e-mail ...

Scammers try and cash in as Apple prepares to announce new iPhone

DigitalJournal.com - Leigh Goessl - 4 Oct, 2011
As the world waits for Apple's highly anticipated announcement tomorrow regarding the newest generation of iPhones, scammers are jumping in on the action. Ever since sources revealed iPhone 5 news was imminent, much speculation has ...

Fake iPhone 5 Email Contains Virus

NBC Bay Area (blog) - Mathew Luschek - 4 Oct, 2011
Mashable is reporting a fake Apple email has been sent out by some hackers announcing thenew "iPhone 5S." The phone doesn't look very realistic and the email contains gramatical errors. And everyone knows Apple never announces anything before-hand. ...

iPhone 5 Release Email, Nothing but a Virus

International Business Times - Steve Jobs - 4 Oct, 2011
With less than a day to go before the next generation of iPhones are revealed a hoax email, though nothing more than a computer virus, has added to the hype through its depiction of a slightly slimmer see-through version of the iPhone 4. ...

iPhone 5G S email is a scam

Global BC - Amy Judd - 4 Oct, 2011
However, the new iPhone is not available for pre-order, even though an email suggesting otherwise seems to be appearing in inboxes everywhere. According to Techland, a journalist called Abram Wagenaar received an email in his inbox that showed the ...

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

Mashable - Chris Taylor - 4 Oct, 2011
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, ...

Fake iPhone 5 e-mail carries Windows malware

Network World - 4 Oct, 2011
By Microsoft Subnet on Mon, 10/03/11 - 2:53pm. Hackers are again hoping iPhone 5 hysteria will benefit them. A fake e-mail that spoofs the "news@apple.com" address contains links to websites hosting a Windows virus. The subject line proclaims the ...

Fake iPhone 5 Email Contains a Virus

Gather.com - Jamaica Winship - 4 Oct, 2011
Beware! There is an email circulating the internet announcing the release of the new Apple iPhone 5. But watch out; the email is a fake. In fact, the fake iPhone 5 email contains a virus that can put your computer's security at risk. ...

Fake iPhone 5 Promotion Connects You with Malware

SecurityNewsDaily - Paul Wagenseil - 4 Oct, 2011
The latest version of the world's most popular smartphone will almost certainly be introduced tomorrow (Oct. 4) at a presentation at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, Calif. So it's only natural that an email has been making the rounds, ...

iPhone 5 emails infect Windows PCs with malware

Naked Security - Graham Cluley - ‎Oct 3, 2011‎
by Graham Cluley on October 3, 2011 | Leave a comment Apple's iPhone 5 is due to be revealed to the world tomorrow, which makes today the perfect opportunity for cybercriminals to take advantage of the excitement and exploit it for their own ends. ...

Beware: iPhone 5 emails infecting Windows PCs

msnbc.com - Athima Chansanchai - 4 Oct, 2011
Taking advantage of the white-hot anticipation of Apple's big iPhone 5 reveal Tuesday, malware in the form of a preview email seems to be targeting Windows users. Sophos' Graham Cluley posted about the lurking danger, ...

 

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