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Have you received an Apple Store gift Card via email? It could be a scam



Have you received an Apple Store gift Card via email? It could be a scam


Webroot security researchers have discovered a malicious email campaign that attempts to trick users into thinking they have received a $ 200 Apple Store Gift Card. Rather than being a simple phishing attempt, as is common with such emails, malicious emails contain malware that can be used to compromise Windows computers.

In particular, when the user clicks on a hyperlink within the email or opens an attachment, a Java-based malicious exploit installs itself on the computer. The exploit is then used to steal data from the personal computer, allowing identity theft and other cyber-crimes.

Earlier this year, a phishing attempt has compromised more than 100 sites in an attempt to gain access to users’ Apple ID accounts. Last month, researchers from various security companies they found out a trojan known as Janicab.A which used a special unicode character to initiate malware attacks via email.

Unfortunately this type of attacks are very common so we advise you to pay due attention to the emails you receive.