3 Replies Latest reply: Jan 4, 2013 10:44 AM by thomas_r.
takuang Level 1 Level 1

I found my iphone sending out e-mails with the full content in Notes to undisclosed recipient multiple times without my notice in the past month. Is my iphone infected by virus? How to stop it? Any advice is appreciated. Thanks!


iPhone 4S, iOS 6.0.1
  • razmee209 Level 7 Level 7

    Your phone can't be infected with virus, not unless it is jailbroken.

  • takuang Level 1 Level 1

    Razmee, thanks for your reply. My iphone is not jailbroken.

    If it is not infected by virus, how can this thing be explained and is there anything I can do to stop it?

     

    Thanks!

  • thomas_r. Level 7 Level 7
    expertise.applewatch
    Apple Watch

    As already stated, this isn't malware, especially since you say your phone is not jailbroken. As to what it is, there are several possible explanations here:

     

    Someone is sending messages from my e-mail address!

     

    This is written from a Mac-centric point of view, but is still applicable.

     

    As to how the content of your Notes application is ending up in those e-mails, I'm not sure. Do you sync that phone to a Windows PC? If so, that Windows machine might be infected with some kind of malware. If not, is the e-mail address in question an iCloud e-mail address? (Any address ending in @mac.com, @me.com or @icloud.com would qualify.) If so, most likely the iCloud account has been hacked, which would give the hackers access to not only your e-mail address but all your notes, contacts, calendars, iWork documents uploaded to iCloud, etc.