In the new year atmosphere of the country, taking advantage of crowded places such as watching fireworks, going to pagodas, restaurants, … many of you have been picked up by fraudsters or accidentally dropped your phone. when participating in the above events. On December 29, a girl nicknamed Facebook NT lost her iPhone and received text messages from a stranger, then discovered that it was just a scam.
Warning post of girl lost iPhone – Photo: Screenshot
Specifically, when it discovered that the phone was flying without wings, NT logged into iCloud and entered Find My iPhone to turn on Lost Mode, as well as recorded the phone number of a loved one with hope. Some “kind” picked up will call back and return it to her. After 2 days, a person who claimed to be the owner of the net shop contacted her friend and set up the screen as follows: “He is the owner of the shop, there is a guy who plays a game and he lacks money, so he takes this phone in exchange for 1 million. He looked and saw that the phone was said to be lost, and this number appeared, so he called“.
The message was sent from a fake source called Apple – Photo: Screenshot
However, after the NT asked for the address to redeem the device, the person only revealed that it was near PVĐ but refused to say the specific address, if he wanted to go, he would go to the link sent by Apple himself. Then, NT received a message from Apple with a link starting from the domain “vn- icloud .com”.
When logging into this link on the browser, it is warned to be a phishing site – Photo: Screenshot
Because she subjectively thought that Apple sent the real link, so NT logged in with her iCloud account with the password and as a result … her iPhone was completely lost. When calling the contact’s phone number, that phone number is subscribed.
Flip tricks to hack iCloud account
In the first case, when holding your iPhone, crooks will take advantage of your phone number and email address to try to contact the owner of iCloud, then carry out tricks to get the password. password. The main purpose is to get more out of the stolen machine.
Most commonly they will use the same SIM in the lost phone. If that SIM is used to register to recover password of email account to create iCloud. They will easily use that phone number to reset email password, then use email to retrieve iCloud password. From the phone number you can Google Seach to other accounts, then find the email. These operations do not require the use of an Apple server. It is very easy to obtain iCloud without having to contact the owner of the lost phone.
The second scenario is more sophisticated, even if the device is stolen and your accounts are not linked together. They will still send a fake Apple link to your own number through an internet search.
The message link will take you to an identical Apple page and ask you to enter the ID and Password of your iCloud account. If not checked carefully, the user may inadvertently provide an account to the hacker.
How to prevent and prevent
ICloud accounts are difficult to hack, even the US FBI has to rely on hackers, but most of it is not successful. Therefore, in Vietnam, crooks can only use “tips” to get information. To avoid undesirable risks, you should:
– Manually create an iCloud account on the device you are using.
– Do not save passwords on paper or let others know.
– Do not use a simple password, easy to guess or just use 1 password for many accounts together.
– Create 2-layer security for your iCloud account.
– If so, use the backup phone number to reset the password. Do not insert that backup phone number into the iPhone you are using, to avoid losing the phone and losing the password reset phone number.
– Be alert to any links sent to phone numbers when your iPhone is lost.
According to: FBNV