Apple devices like the new iPhone 11 are being attacked by cybercriminals more than ever before, as new research has revealed.
A report by Kaspersky has found that iOS devices and Mac computers are increasingly becoming the target of hackers trying to take personal information from users.
The company found that phishing attacks on Apple products reached a new high this year, with around 1.6 million campaigns currently targeting iOS and Mac devices.
Phishing attacks are intended to trick victims into giving personal information or credentials to cyber criminals claiming to be somebody else. In this case, Apple's official correspondence itself is forged.
According to Kaspersky's report, the number of phishing attacks on Mac and iOS devices in the first half of 2019 increased by nine percent compared to the previous year.
The most common cases of fraud target users with a fake page that is similar to the iCloud service interface, and they often claim that they are from Apple technical support. On this page, users are often tempted to enter their Apple ID credentials. The emails threaten to block user accounts if they do not click on the link.
Others are trying to make users confused that their Mac is at risk of serious security attacks that can be fixed with a few clicks and a few dollars.
"Although these scams are technically nothing new, we believe that they are an even greater threat to Apple users than similar attempts to try against users of other platforms, such as Windows or Android," said Tatyana Sidorina, security researcher at Kaspersky.
"That's because Mac OS and other Apple devices are generally considered to be much safer, so users may be less cautious when they come across counterfeit websites, and in the meantime, the successful theft of iCloud account data can have serious consequences have an iPhone or iPad B. remotely blocked or deleted by a malicious user. "
"We urge Apple device users to pay more attention to emails that are allegedly sent by technical support and that require your data or a visit to a link."
For all Apple users who want to stay protected, Kaspersky recommends keeping all devices up-to-date with the latest software. This should only be downloaded in the official sales outlets and in the Mac App Store.
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