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Watch out! Many Phishing Sites Sell iPhone 14, Here’s the Mode


The world’s consumer enthusiasm for the iPhone 14 is exploited by hackers. They deliberately set up a phishing site that sells the iPhone 14 when it is being used to steal money and personal data of buyers.

Through an official statement received on Tuesday (6/9/2022), Apple has confirmed that the iPhone 14 will be announced to the public on September 7, 2022.

However, ahead of the launch, Kaspersky cyber researchers discovered a terrifying phenomenon. Kaspersky has found thousands of examples of phishing sites or pages that offer iPhone 14 purchases.

When in fact the site was designed to empty the victim’s bank account and steal the user’s Apple ID account. The number of sites found is quite large.

From August 10, 2022 to August 25, 2022, Kaspersky detected more than 8,700 phishing sites related to the latest iPhones.

As for the phishing pattern that is carried out first, hackers will create fake shop pages that offer pre-orders for iPhone 14. They create web pages, resembling e-commerce sites, and offer discounted prices so that consumers are more interested.

iPhone 14 Phishing Site
Phishing page in Vietnamese, where attackers offer users to pre-order iPhone 14 Pro Max at a discount (Photo Source: Kaspersky)

Then because the official photos of the iPhone 14 have not appeared, the hackers tricked them with photos of old iPhone models to attract users’ attention.

Next, after the victim enters their bank account data to make a payment, the funds will be debited from the account. Unfortunately when the money has been transferred the victim will not receive the order.

Apart from taking victims’ money, hackers also gain access to the victim’s Apple ID, email and login password, as well as contact and payment information.

They can also access the victim’s iCloud, where they store private photos, scanned documents, and more. These photos can later be used by attackers for identity theft or even extortion.

“Users should always be very careful and not enter their personal data on suspicious pages, to avoid becoming a victim of cybercriminals,” said Kaspersky security expert Olga Svistunova.


Tips to Avoid iPhone 14 Scams

iPhone 14 Phishing Site

Actually there are some tips that can be done, in order to avoid the iPhone 14 scam circulating on the internet. Here are tips so you don’t get phishing with the purchase of an iPhone 14 a la Kaspersky:

  • Check the authenticity of the website before entering personal data, and only use official and trusted web pages to watch or download content. Double-check the URL format and spelling of the company name.
  • Better not to follow links from emails at all. Instead, you can
    open a new tab or window and enter the URL of the bank or other destination directly
  • Avoid logging into online banking and similar services over public Wi-Fi networks. Hotspots are convenient, but it’s better to use a secure network. Open networks can be created by cybercriminals who, among other things, forge website addresses through connections and thereby redirect you to fake pages.
  • Use a reliable security solution, such as Kaspersky Security Cloud, which
    identify malicious attachments and block phishing sites.


Cybercrime can stalk anyone. So make sure to be able to access the internet wisely, and keep security first. [NM/HBS]

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