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APPLE SECURITY BREACH – an online scam that aims at Mac computer users. Apple security breach scam is technical support scam targeted at Mac users. Usually, such type of cyber threats aim at Windows OS

, but this time scammers pretend to be Apple technicians that can help to save supposedly stolen personal information and pictures. However, calling the provided number is not recommended. The security warning displayed on the compromised website is fake.

APPLE SECURITY BREACH scam image
APPLE SECURITY BREACH scam is an online hoax designed to convince Mac users to call fake Apple Support service.

Apple security breach scam is technical support scam targeted at Mac users. Usually, such type of cyber threats aim at Windows OS, but this time scammers pretend to be Apple technicians that can help to save supposedly stolen personal information and pictures. However, calling the provided number is not recommended. The security warning displayed on the compromised website is fake.

 

Usually, APPLE SECURITY BREACH pop up shows up in the browser when some potentially unwanted program (PUP) gets installed on the device. Typically, redirects to the tech support scam website are triggered by adware.[1] This ad-supported application can modify Chrome’s, Firefox’s or Safari’s settings in order to open new browser tabs and show a fake message.

The Apple security breach scam website claims that there is an iOS security crash which might compromise your personal data and pictures. Likewise, the victims are urged to call via toll-free 1 800 711 9001 number to Apple Support:

Warning!!!
APPLE SECURITY BREACH!!
iOS SECURITY CRASH!!!
Transferring Your Personal Data and Pictures.
Call Apple Support (Toll-Free) 1-800-711-9001

APPLE SECURITY BREACH scam website
APPLE SECURITY BREACH scam website warns about possible danger to personal information.

The criminals also encourage to call 1-800-711-9001 immediately to connect with Apple Technical Support for installing the Protection Software several times. However, it’s just the one phone numbers used by scammers. People report that they received similar pop-ups with the following numbers:

  • 1-844-749-1071

  • 1-800-457-5916

  • 1-800-235-66

Note that Apple security breach popup might display a dozen of other different phone numbers and warn about other serious issues. However, we do not suggest trusting the offenders since your computer is not corrupted. This is merely a redirect to a phishing site that is most likely to be used for swindle money from you by purchasing an expensive and useless antivirus tool.

APPLE SECURITY BREACH tech support scam website
APPLE SECURITY BREACH pop-up might be delivered by various compromised websites.

Instead, you should get a professional security software like Reimage to uninstall the adware and remove APPLE SECURITY BREACH pop-up. Elimination procedure will take only several minutes and shortly after you will no longer receive any scam messages.

Additionally, if you call for the so-called Apple Technical Support, the criminals might ask you to let them access your computer remotely to fix the “iOS security crash.” In reality, they would probably infiltrate other high-risk computer infections to encourage you even more to purchase various third-party antivirus tools.

Note, this Apple scam message is not real, and the original support number is not provided elsewhere than in the original website. Therefore, if you do not want to receive any fake pop-ups, start APPLE SECURITY BREACH removal right now. You can find the manual elimination instructions just below this article.

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APPLE SECURITY BREACH is a fake pop-up message displayed by adware.
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Apple security breach scam targets iPhone users too

APPLE SECURITY BREACH pop up might also show up on your iPhone too. The mobile version of tech support scam usually targets Safari web browser. However, the tech support scam site displays the similar warning message:

Warning!!

APPLE SECURITY BREACH!!

IOS SECURITY CRASH!!

Transferring your personal data and pictures.

Call Apple Support (Toll-Free) 1-866-855-3442

Call 1-866-855-3442 immediately to connect with Apple Technical Support for installing the Protection Software.

Just like the desktop version of the scam, this one also uses a bunch of fake support phone numbers, including 1-800-556-2901, 0800-310-1061, 0-800-652-8775, etc. It goes without saying that you should not trust this pop-up. Just leave this website and reset Safari to stop redirects to scam website. If you still receive this fake alert, you should a mobile antivirus software to remove APPLE SECURITY BREACH virus automatically.

APPLE SECURITY BREACH iPhone scam
APPLE SECURITY BREACH popup might show up on your iPhone too.

Redirects to scam website begin after silent infiltration of adware Most of the potentially unwanted programs are infiltrated on your computer when you recklessly download free applications. Developers of adware programs bundle their bogus products with regular software to benefit from people who rush to finish the download/installation process.

Once the user aims to install regular programs with Quick or Recommended settings, they are unable to identify the potentially unwanted program which is bundled together. Therefore, you should always install software only with Advanced or Custom parameters.

Additionally, it is necessary to do not skip steps and search for any suspicious marks which might permit to install the adware If you find any, un-tick them right away and employ a reliable security system to examine your computer for cyber threats.

Get rid of APPLE SECURITY BREACH scam

Start APPLE SECURITY BREACH removal by downloading a powerful antivirus tool which will be able to detect all potentially unwanted programs and their components on your computer. You can pick one from the list below since they are professional tools widely used by IT professionals.  Once you download it from verified developers, scan your system thoroughly and remove APPLE SECURITY BREACH virus. Additionally, you can follow the instructions below which will help you not to get confused during the elimination procedure.  Experts warn that any attempts to uninstall the adware yourself might lead to further PC damage. Likewise, do not try to delete the components of the potentially unwanted program without any assistance. You can remove virus damage automatically with a help of one of these programs: Reimage, SpyHunter, Malwarebytes. We recommend these applications because they detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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