Apple Security Breach fake alert

What is Apple Security Breach fake alert?

With an increasing use of the Apple OS, more cyber crooks are refocusing on this platform. The Apple Security Breach fake alert is a bogus notification claiming that your device has been breached, and no more details are given. Such an incident of security violation could take place, meaning that the device could be really hacked, but the key difference between a real notification and a faked one is the toll-free  number given in the Apple Security Breach fake alert. If your Safari browser displays a full-screen alert that reads "Warning!! APPLE SECURITY BREACH!! and is displayed by, take action right now to remove this deceptive scam.

How does the Apple Security Breach fake alert work?

Every scam seeks to obtain some benefits from victim's lack of knowledge about how a legitimate notification sent from the service provided looks like. The Apple Security Breach fake alert is no exception. The fake warning is similar to a valid security notification, containing a briefly formulated phrase informing about the issue. Additionally, it is stated that the data is being transferred somewhere, and only a graphic illustrating the transferring process is given. The odds are that it is not possible to close the deceptive window, which you would and should normally do when in an encounter with an illegal notification. The browser is probably locked to make the case look more serious and cause you to call the number 0800-680-0156. The phone number might differ, but one thing is common to the different variants of the threat – you should not call the number even though it is said that it is toll-free.

Cyber fraudsters creating such scams as the Apple Security Breach fake alert may have different final goals, but all of them are related to making some use of the unsuspecting victim. First, calling the phone provided usually means that you are calling abroad and, consequently, are charged for the call. So, if you want to avoid getting a high phone bill, ignore the content of the scam message and remove the warning. If you cannot close the browser, move down to the end of the warning to find our removal instructions.

Second, if you take the chance to call the imposter behind this fake Apple security notification, several situations might be staged. In addition to charging you for the phone call, the fraudster might be determined to obtain your personal information or gain access to your computer. For example, you might be asked to provide your banking information after having the imposter supposedly solve the security breach mentioned in the warning. You may also be asked to navigate to some third-party website and, for example, to download some malware or provide some valuable information. Under no condition should you ever follow the instructions given by someone behind the Apple Security breach fake alert. All you should do is remove that fake notification without hesitation.

How are Apple security issues handled?

Apple has their recommendations to clients how to avoid unsolicited data leakage which might take because of scammers. Apple is aware of cyber scams and recommends not sharing Apple ID passwords or verification codes with third parties. Phone calls and voicemail is not used by Apple to inform clients about breaches or technical issues. Phony alerts that look like they are sent from Apple and are evidently aimed at making a device user call some phone number given is also pointed out by Apple, and users are advised to ignore such alerts.

How to remove the Apple Security Breach fake alert?

As has been already mentioned, sometimes it is enough to close the window and continue browsing as usual. If you find that the close button on the browser is inactive, the following instructions should help you reset the Safari browser on a Mac computer and mobile device.

Remove the Apple Security Breach scam

Fix browser settings in iOS

  1. Press the home button to access your desktop.
  2. Press the Settings icon.
  3. Select Safari.
  4. Press Clear History and Website Data.

Fix browser settings on Mac OS

  1. Select the History menu and click Clear History and Website Data.
  2. Select to clear all history or the history for a certain time period.
  3. Click Clear.
  4. Select the Safari option and click Preferences.
  5. Click Advanced.
  6. Select Show Develop menu in menu bar.
  7. Go back to the browser and select the Develop menu and click Empty Caches.
  8. Click Safari and then Preferences.
  9. Click the Extensions option and delete recently installed browser extensions. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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