"Microsoft Important Notification" - A Phishing Email Message Scam
Dec 9, 2015
The email message below with subject: "Microsoft important notification," is a phishing scam designed to steal Microsoft Hotmail/Live/Outlook user names and passwords. The email message was not sent by Microsoft, but by cyber-criminals, whose intentions are to hijack email accounts and use them for malicious purposes. So, recipients of the same email message are advised to delete it, and do not follow the instructions in it.
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The "Microsoft Important Notification!" Phishing Scam
Subject: Microsoft important notification!
From: Microsoft Team (biensage@ hotmail.com)
We are having a system Re-updating of all Mail Account due to some technical issues on our system.
Please follow the link below to Re-activate your account to avoid suspension:
Re-activate your account
We are committed to protect your identity.
Microsoft Account Team.
The link in the email message goes to a fake Outlook or Microsoft website, which will attempt to trick the cyber-criminals' potential victims into entering their usernames and passwords on it. If the potential victims enter their Microsoft Outlook, Hotmail, Live usernames and passwords on the fake website, it will be sent to the cyber-criminals behind the email scam, who will use the information to hijack their accounts.
If you have received the same email message, please go directly to your email account instead of clicking on the links in the email message. And, if there is anything wrong with your account, it will be shown to you after signing into account. If you were tricked by the phishing email, please change your Hotmail/Live/Outlook immediately. If you are unable to, click here to report it to Microsoft.
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