Just because the iCloud hack is behind us doesn't mean criminals are going to stop trying to break into your personal accounts. Believe me; I just received a bogus email from "Apple" at the studio that tried to get me to give up my account information.
The email looks similar to phishing scams we've seen in the past. It's simply states that Apple needs me to complete "a short and brief step" to validate my account. It also warns me that a failure to do so will result in the suspension of my Apple ID. The link in the email will actually redirect you to a site in Zambia. Last I checked, Apple doesn't host any of its sites there.
If you get an email like this, be sure to stay away from it and don't click on any links or give out any of your personal or other account information. It's likely a scam looking to capitalize on the recent iCloud hack fear and paranoia over celebrities' hacked accounts.
If you're worried about your iCloud account being hacked, Apple has put new security measures in place to help keep your information safe. Click here to learn all about them.
But how can you tell if an email is legit or a scam? There's actually several obvious signs throughout this email that are easy to spot if you know what you're looking for.
Can you spot all the signs of a scam?