Unauthorized text messages sent using your account

What to do if your AppleID is compromised and used to send unauthorized text messages

We have recently found multiple subscribers who have had their Apple ID or iCloud account compromised and used to send spam iMessages and texts internationally. This can result in text message charges to user’s accounts.

Who is at Risk

Any client with an Apple Device whose Apple ID account password has been compromised and an unknown apple device has been added to their Apple account.

Check to see if your account has been compromised

  • You may notice multiple messages being sent from your device without your control, often in another language. This means an unknown device is using your Apple ID to send iMessages and Text Messages. iMessages will often convert to regular SMS if the iMessage fails to send.
  • Check for any devices to do not recognize associated with your Apple ID
  • Check to see if you received a notification from Apple informing you that your Apple ID was used to sign in to a device you don't recognize or did not sign in to recently

If your account has been compromised

Visit the Apple Support Page for more information.

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