iPhone 5 fake email leads to virus

iPhone 5 email contains a virus harmful to PCs

WRITTEN BY: Jalesa Hall
Image Source: Yutaka Tsutano via Wikimedia Commons

While everyone is awaiting the Tuesday iPhone announcement, some sneaky computer hackers have taken the liberty to create a fake email, displaying the iPhone 5S, according to Mashable Tech. The email, which claims to be from Apple, shows a monochromatic or possible see-through phone which tech experts explain is highly unlikely.

In addition to the unusual design, the name iPhone 5S is a mash-up of the iPhone 4S and the possible iPhone 5. The grammatically- challenged ad is also a dead give away to the authenticity of the ad by mentioning, “Introducing the iPhone that lets you do more than ever. And do it amazingly faster.”

The “order now” button makes the virus an easy target for people that may not be fully involved or aware of what’s going on in the technology world. The computer user, by clicking on it, will be installing a Trojan called Mal/Zapchas-A. Ironically, though the email is about an Apple based product, the virus only seems to affect PC machines. Curiosity about Apple’s announcement tomorrow might just be worth the wait.

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