Email targets iPad owners


April 29, 2010

Owners of the new Apple iPad are being targeted by hackers who are sending out millions of emails that claim to be an iTunes Update.

The idea is to trick users into clicking on the link which takes them to an infected site.

It is a clever tactic, because if a consumer has recently purchased an iPad and then receives an email stating that iTunes has released an update for the iPad, they could easily be fooled into thinking that is it real.

Once installed on a Windows computer, the hackers can gain access to the computer remotely and use it to send out more spam or to steal user information such as login details and passwords.

Apple is keen to point out that the iPad itself has not been affected by this Trojan.






 

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