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Phishing Email Example: Your Apple ID was used to sign in to iCloud on an iPhone 4

February 8, 2014

This one is pretty convincing.   In case you're wondering, the address at the bottom in Luxembourg is the actual address Apple publishes for iTunes.   The clues here are the same as in most phishing scams, first of all the actual URL behind the links in the email, and even more than that the very fact that you're asked to click on a link in email and, once there, change your password to some account.   Simple rule: never do this.   If you're in doubt, contact the IT Service Desk at 725-HELP (650-725-4357) or submit a HelpSU request (copy paste this URL into your browser:

Dear customer,
Your Apple ID was used to sign in to iCloud on an iPhone 4.

Time: February 06, 2014
Operating System: iOS;6.0.1

If you recently signed in to this device, you can disregard this email.
If you have not recently signed in to an iPhone with your Apple ID and believe someone may have accessed your account, please click here to confirm your details and change your password.
Apple Support

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