I have to wonder, really, who falls for some of the phishing expeditions out there. Every now and then, a phishing email manages to elude my filters and make it to my inbox and, for the most part, they just make me laugh and toss it into my junk folder to get picked up by my bayesian filter manager. The latest finally sparked me to write about it…
Basically, this email purported to be from “Apple Customer Support” with the wonderful subject of “Support” because nothing gets a message of seriousness across faster than a subject like “Support” does. Clearly, should this be from Apple (stick with me here), they’re obviously feeling a financial pinch and cutting back on their staff. At any rate, with that wonderful kick-off into the message, let’s have a look at the substance, just for shits and giggles…
Your Apple ID Has Been Disabled For Security Reasons!
Oh My God, You Have To Be Shitting Me! Save Me Obi Wan, You’re My Only Hope!
Someone just tried to sign in into your Apple account from other IP Address.
Holy crap, other IP Address, let’s panic! ‘Cause, you know, it’s not like people wander around with mobile devices logged into Apple accounts using various WiFi points or anything…
Please confirm your identity today or your account will be Disabled due to concerns
we have for the safety and integrity of the Apple Community.
We need you to this because we don’t know who you are, except that we know who you are, sort of. We think. Maybe? Well, just in case, could you do this? You know, because your account is the one account to rule them all and if you don’t, well, who knows what will happen to untold millions of users in the Apple Community. It could be a disaster on a global scale. Or not.
To confirm your identity, we recommend that you go to Â Verify here >
Well, so much for the doom and gloom, they recommend that you Â Verify here > because, well, pretty please?
Â copyrightÂ 2014 Apple Inc. All Ruggt reserved
I wouldn’t want to mess with their Ruggts I have to say, who knows what they’d do? Dangerous folks, these phishermen. Quite dangerous. If nothing else, they might trip over their competency, fall into a cesspool, and splash you with some gross ooze. Well, probably not, but if that option isn’t more plausible then you clicking on Â Verify here > then you need to stop using any and all computational devices now.