The Next Web reports on a new phishing attack, which has compromised over 100 websites. The scam, which relies on users mistakenly entering Apple ID details in to non-Apple websites, allows hackers to gain access to any and all information stored with an Apple ID, including financial details. Further, it allows hackers to take control of actual hardware devices by using Apple’s remote wipe features.
Apple phishing attacks have been on the rise as iOS and the iTunes Store continues to grow. It’s difficult to stop these attacks, since they are outside of the control of Apple, and rely entirely on users verifying URLs and other fields before they submit their personal data.