Apple has published advice on its website on how users should protect themselves from phishing attacks after confirming that hackers had attempted to intercept traffic destined for iCloud.com.
The phishing attack was first reported Great Fire, which monitors sites blocked by the Chinese government, and also by 9to5Mac. According to Great Fire, the Chinese government used its ‘great firewall,’ which filters internet traffic in China, to redirect requests for iCloud.com to another site, designed to look like Apple’s property. It then attempted to harvest user names and passwords when unsuspecting users typed them in.
Apple confirmed to CNBC that it was aware of the attacks, though it didn’t mention China, and said that iCloud itself hadn’t been compromised.