Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Apple Phishing Email - [ New Transaction Statement ] - We've sent notification about unusual activity on your account , reported by email result on, check DOCX to view full report

For the record, this is an Apple phishing email attempt that is recently going around and made it through spam filters. What to do?  Report them, goto bottom of page.

From : Apple Support

[ New Transaction Statement ] - We've sent notification about unusual activity on your account , reported by email result on 09/09/2018, check DOCX to view full report .

Recent Purchase

Dear Customer,

Your Apple ID, was just used to purchaese from the App Store on a

computer or device that had not previously been associated with that

Apple ID.

If you initiated this purchase, you can disregard this email. It was only

sent to alert you in case you did not initiate the purchase yourself.

Please see the attached a file for details.



Apple ID Summary . Terms of Sale . Privacy Policy

Copyright @ 2018 Apple Inc..

All rights reserved

It contains infected DOCX file: AppleStorePaymentdetailsxxx.docx



How to tell this is a Phishing email ?

  1. Check email address in full, if it's not from originating company then it's phishing.
  2. Hover over all links in email, if it's not from the apple.com site then forget it.

  3. The best way is to look at message source, see below.

How to examine Email Message Source ?

Now lets look at message source
  1. Outlook.com->Actions->View Message Source. 
  2. Gmail.com->More (down arrow to top right)->Show original.
Check for suspicious links, anything that does not originate from apple.com.

Report Phishing Email (not as Spam)

  1. Outlook.com->Junk (at Top)->Phishing Scam
  2. Gmail.com->More (downarrow to top right)->Report Phishing 

Report Phishing URLs at Google now 

If you have recievied this email take further action now by click these links

  1. https://www.google.com/safebrowsing/report_phish/

Report phishing at Microsoft and government agencies

  1. http://www.microsoft.com/security/online-privacy/phishing-faq.aspx

Report phishing emails to Apple 

Forward the email to abuse@icloud.com. This provides Apple's legal department and law enforcement with useful information to help prevent future phishing emails.

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