Microsoft Phishing Scam - "Secure Your Account - Review Notification"
April 1, 2015
February 6, 2015
The email message below with subject: "Secure your account," 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 gain access to the potential victims' email accounts and use them for malicious purposes.
Please continue reading below.
The Microsoft Email Phishing Scam
Subject: Secure your account
From:Outlook.com Team (BlackRipper93 @gmx.de)
Account Review Notification
We recently detected multiple errors on your account and for your security your account has been flagged among numerous accounts that needs to be reviewed. The main reason for this action are.
* Invalid/ Incorrect login input
* Recent Violation of Protocol
* Changes in recent Login Location We strongly recommend that you follow below instruction:
* Verify your account now
After verification your account will be removed from flagged users automatically.
Thank You for Being A Loyal Outlook! User
We hope you enjoy the newest version of Outlook!.
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The link in the email message goes to the following fake Outlook website in attempt to trick the potential victims into entering their usernames and passwords on it:
http://helioburratto.coffeecup.com/forms/outlooknnnnnn nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn/
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 the victims' accounts.
If you receive email messages like these, please go directly to your email account instead of clicking on the links in the email messages. If there is anything wrong with your account, it will be shown to you after signing into account.
If you were tricked by one of these malicious phishing scams, please change your Hotmail/Live/Outlook password immediately.
If you are unable to, click here to report it to Microsoft.
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