Scammers steal personal data by urging victims to click on a link provided in the message and fill out their user credentials.
The UAE Cyber Security Council has issued a warning against a phishing campaign and fake text messages claiming to be from Apple support.
According to a warning from the authority on X, the phishing campaign is conducted using short SMS messages that claim that the victim's Apple account is closed or suspended.
These messages may even request a review of the phone number linked to the account.
The scammers steal personal data by urging victims to click on a link provided in the message and fill out their user credentials.
The authority has asked residents to avoid responding to these messages or clicking on such links.
Here are some ways residents can prevent falling victim to such scams:
Avoid contacting any numbers provided in the message
Do not click on any links within messages from unknown sources
Keep your device and apps consistently updated
Refrain from responding to these messages and never share your confidential information
Regularly back up your data
Be cautious when receiving text messages that request personal information
Activate two-factor authentication for all accounts
Share this information with your contacts and inform the UAE Cyber Security Council of any relevant findings or insights
From khaleej times - UAE