Phishing Scam Email, Windows Live Account Security Confirmation
Mar 10, 2015
Feb 23, 2013
The e-mail message below is a phishing scam. Hotmail is not carrying out any maintenance work and will not close your account due to any updates. If you receive a copy of this e-mail message, please delete it and let your family and friends know about this phishing e-mail. Hackers and scammers are using these phishing e-mails to steal their victims' username and password.
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The Phishing Email: Windows Live Account Security Confirmation
Subject: Windows Live Account Security Confirmation
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2013 23:21:04 +0000
Reconnect to Hotmail/Msn
Dear Hotmail/Msn Subscriber,
Our records indicate that your account hasn't been updated by our customer care account services as part of our regular account maintenance.to prevent your account from closure Click Here for a quick update.
After following the instructions, your account will not be interrupted and will continue as normal. Thanks for your attention to this request. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Thanks for using Windows Live to bring the people who matter most together in one place. You can change your connection settings anytime and find more ways to connect at http://profile.live.com/services.
See you online,
The Windows Live team
If you click on any of the links in this malicious e-mail message, you will be taken to the phishing website http://hoottmmmaiillllmmmmm.bugs3.com to this page /windowslive.hotmail.update/login.html. This website looks exactly like the hotmail.com login page (see below). If you enter your hotmail username and password on this page, it will be stolen.
Since the start of the year a large number of major online organizations have been hacked due to Phishing attacks like this one.
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