Apple iPhone 14 (Photo: Mateusz Burzeń, Tabletowo.pl)
iPhone users are subjected to various attacks by cybercriminals whose aim is data phishing. Moreover, this also applies to Poland, and the latest attack targets people who use the Apple Pay service.
iPhone users targeted by scammers
We’ve heard many times that one of the advantages of iOS over Android is a higher level of security. Of course, Apple uses many mechanisms that allow criminals to block some attack routes, but this is mainly due to the more closed structure of the system – for example the inability to install applications from external sources. On the other hand, the App Store is not a completely safe place and malware can be smuggled into the App Store.
Of course, comparing both platforms in terms of security requires an in-depth analysis and perhaps a lot of time is devoted to them. However, I dare say that in the case of both iOS and Android, we can talk about a similar level of security when the user is aware of the threats and uses the recommended precautions more often.
It must be emphasized that the primary and most important shield that protects the device from malware and phishing attempts is the user himself. This is confirmed by phishing attacks, which use stylized messages – often the security of the system itself is useless when an unconscious victim clicks on a link and executes commands on a specially prepared website.
According to the site Niebezpiecznik.plthis is the attack we are now dealing with in the case of Polish iPhone users. Text messages are sent in which scammers try to convince the payment card that has been blocked into Apple Pay. Of course, the messages contain a link to a page that pretends to be the original Apple site, but is actually used to phish for payment card details.
Better just don’t click on the link!
Yes, just clicking on the link and opening the page does not mean that we immediately became a victim and that the criminals gained access to our payment card. Filling in the fields on the designed website only leads to the fact that we will provide the attackers with the data on the card. However, it is better to hold back your curiosity and not click on the link you receive.
However, if we filled out the form and sent the data to the criminals, you should contact your bank immediately. It is possible that we will then be able to not lose money.
Finally, it should be noted again that just because we have bought an iPhone does not mean that we have just guaranteed the highest level of security and protection against all possible attacks. It doesn’t go that way.
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