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Beware of "Account Termination Request" Microsoft Phishing Email

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Beware of "Account Termination Request" Microsoft Phishing Email

The email message below: "Account Termination Request," which claims that Microsoft detected something unusual about a recent sign-in to their accounts, and they need to login and verify their accounts, is a phishing scam. The email message was sent by cyber-criminals, whose intentions are to hijack their victims' email accounts and use them for malicious purposes. So, recipients of the same email message are advised not to follow the instructions in it.

The Fake Microsoft Email Message

Microsoft Phishing Email: "Account Termination Request"

Microsoft account

Unusual sign-in activity

We detected something unusual about a recent sign-in to the Microsoft account.to help keep you safe, we required an extra security challenge.

Sign-in details:

Country/region: Malaysia

IP address: 175.138.75.210

Date: 5/4/2015 9:15 AM (GMT)

To keep your Account safe, we require that you login and verify your account.

If you're not sure this was you, a malicious user might have your accessed your account. Please click the link below to verify your activities and strengthen your security settings.

Verify Sign in Activity

To opt out or change where you receive security notifications, click here.

Thanks,

The Microsoft account team

The link in the email message goes to a fake Hotmail, Outlook or Microsoft website (http://webaccess12.esy .es/), 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 Microsoft Hotmail/Live/Outlook immediately. If you are unable to, click here to report it to Microsoft.

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Remember to forward malicious or phishing email messages to us at the following email address: info@onlinethreatalerts.com

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