Watch out, iPhone fans – a new SMS attack could steal your Apple ID. Here’s how to stay safe

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The best iPhones are hugely popular devices, and that makes Apple fans key targets for scammers and fraudsters. Fall victim and you could end up losing your Apple ID (now called an Apple Account), your money and more.

That’s been perfectly illustrated by a new attack that uses SMS messages to steal your Apple ID – and all the data it contains. First noted by Broadcom, the attack involves “a threat actor distributing malicious SMS messages in the United States.” This attack – known as “smishing” – tells recipients that they need to sign in to iCloud to “continue using your services.” It then directs you to a spoof website that imitates the real iCloud site. If users log in, their usernames and passwords are stolen.

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