iCloud support scams

Stay on the lookout for a new iCloud scam. A Malwarebytes employee reported receiving multiple calls claiming to be from Apple Support and asking for her credentials.

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Hackers threaten to wipe Apple devices

According to a report from Motherboard, a group of hackers calling themselves “Turkish Crime Family” is threatening to remotely erase devices belonging to hundreds of millions of Apple customers. They will do this on April 7, they say, if Apple doesn’t pay them a ransom.

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Fake FBI mail: “Send us $112 or we’ll lock your iCloud account”

Steer clear of this fake FBI message regarding your “locked” iCloud account. It’s nothing more than a get rich quick scam, and the people behind it are looking to cash in at your expense.

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Calendar spam on Apple systems

Update (12/13/2016): Apple has added a Report Junk link on iCloud.com, to allow you to report these spam events as junk. Use this feature to remove the events at this point. It is a good bet that Apple will add a similar option to the Calendar app on macOS and iOS in a future update….

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An iCloud scam that may be worse than ransomware

We’ve encountered a ransomware on the Mac that’s far worse than anything seen for Windows. This hack seems to have turned an iMac into an expensive paperweight.

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