UAE Cyber Security Council cautions residents against phishing attacks

The UAE Cyber Security Council posted an advisory regarding a phishing attempt that employs fraudulent text messages appearing to be from Apple help to deceive people into giving up personal information.

Read also: UAE announces Temporary closure on major road November 4

UAE Cyber Security Council Warns Residents of Apple Phishing Scam

These deceptive messages claim that the recipient's Apple account has been either closed or suspended and may request a review of the phone number linked to the account. The scammers responsible for these messages aim to steal personal data by persuading victims to click on the provided links and input their user credentials.

Important Precautions

To protect themselves from falling victim to these scams, residents are advised to take several precautions:

  1. Avoid Contacting Provided Numbers: If you receive a suspicious message, avoid contacting any phone numbers provided in the message. Scammers often use these numbers to extract personal information.

  2. Do Not Click on Unverified Links: Refrain from clicking on any links within messages from unknown or unverified sources. These links may lead to fraudulent websites designed to collect sensitive data.

  3. Keep Devices and Apps Updated: Regularly update your devices and applications to ensure that they are protected against potential vulnerabilities that scammers could exploit.

  4. Do Not Share Confidential Information: Never respond to these messages and, under no circumstances, share your confidential information. Legitimate organizations, like Apple, would not request such information through text messages.

  5. Regular Data Backups: Regularly back up your data to safeguard your information. This can prevent data loss in the event of a security breach.

  6. Exercise Caution with Personal Information Requests: Be cautious when receiving text messages that request personal information, especially if they seem suspicious.

  7. Enable Two-Factor Authentication: Activate two-factor authentication for all your accounts to add an extra layer of security. This can significantly reduce the risk of unauthorized access.

  8. Share Information and Report Findings: Share the information about these phishing attempts with your contacts to help raise awareness. If you come across any relevant findings or insights, report them to the UAE Cyber Security Council to aid in their efforts to combat cyber threats.

By staying vigilant and following these recommended precautions, residents can protect themselves from phishing attempts and ensure the safety of their personal information and accounts. Being cautious and informed is crucial in the digital age to prevent falling victim to cybercriminals seeking to exploit unsuspecting individuals.

Follow Us on Follow Akhbrna News at Google News
Join Telegram channel