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Cyber ​​criminals lure new iPhone 14 buyers

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Cyber ​​criminals lure new iPhone 14 buyers


As the world celebrates the unveiling of four new models of iPhone 14 smartphones, cybercriminals are now focused on emptying buyers’ wallets.

Buyers who order the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max and iPhone 14 Plus smartphones online are warned to be vigilant.

Kaspersky, a provider of cybersecurity solutions, has flagged numerous phishing pages and offered to buy the 14 iPhone, but is actually designed to empty victims’ bank accounts and steal their Apple ID accounts.

Before the launch of the new smartphone, more than 8,700 iPhone-related phishing sites were detected.

How do cyber criminals empty buyers’ wallets?

When the news broke that the Apple company was planning to launch the new iPhone 14, cybercriminals started creating fake store pages that could either pre-order a new discounted smartphone or buy it before the official announcement.

Since official photos of the iPhone 14 have not yet surfaced online, attackers are using photos of older phone models to grab users’ attention. After the victim enters his bank card details to pay for the purchase, the money is debited from his card, but the user does not receive the order.

Also, by tricking the buyer into paying for an order on a fake page, cyber criminals can gain access to their Apple ID (an account used to access Apple services such as the App Store, Apple Music, iCloud, iMessage or FaceTime).

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