AdaptiveMobile today sheds light on the extent of a new global SMS spam threat. According to Ongoing Threat Analysis (OTA) which examines mobile security threats from around the world, consumers should to be on the lookout for fraudulent spam texts informing them they have won a free Apple product such an iPad, iPhone or MacBook.
The texts frequently include a web address that looks like it is from Apple but upon closer inspection is not a legitimate Apple website and are sent from US mobiles numbers (+1-XXX-XXX-XXXX).
“Congratulations! You are Australia’s WINNER OF THE DAY! Go to http://www.apple.au.[redacted].com to claim your prize. Must claim within 24 hrs.”
“Your phone was randomly chosen as Apple’s Over-Stock iWinner. Go to http://ie.appleoverstock.[redacted] & type code 2872 to win your Free Gift-Card now!”