The Mac Observer reports that there’s a new Phishing scan targeting MobileMe customers. The scam tries to get users to send their MobileMe login information, which for many customers is the same as their iTunes account login, by posing as their Internet service provider via a spoofed e-mail.
Phishing scams are efforts to trick users into voluntarily giving up login information, passwords, or account numbers. They can take many forms, but the most common tend to be emails the bad guys hope you will either reply to or emails that include links to pages set up to spoof legitimate businesses.
In this case, the bad guys are hoping that users will reply to an email with their MobileMe login information. We’ve seen an example with SBC as the sender, and there’s another example online from December 14th that purports to be from Frontier Communications.
If you receive this message, DO NOT REPLY. Never send your login information for ANYTHING through e-mail! Legitimate sources will never ask for it in this manner.
Here’s the full text of the example The Mac Observer received:
Dear MobileMe Subscriber,
A DGTFX Virus has been detected in your MobileMe folders. Your email account has to be upgraded to our new Secured DGTFX anti-virus 2011 version to prevent damages to our web mail log and to your important files. Click your reply tab, Fill the columns below and send back to us or your email account will be terminated to avoid spread of the virus.
Note that your password will be encrypted with 1024-bit RSA keys for your password safety.
All MobileMe User Should Reply Now !!!
Failure to do this will immediately render your Web-email address deactivated from our database.
Thank you for your co-operation.
Warning Code :ID67565434
© Copyright 2011 Apple Inc. All rights reserved.
As we previously noted: DO NOT REPLY TO THIS MESSAGE OR SEND YOUR LOGIN INFORMATION THROUGH EMAIL!