Phishing Email - "Microsoft Account Security Info Replacement"
May 12, 2015
The email message below:"Microsoft account Security info replacement," which claims that a process was started to replace all of the security info for the recipients' Microsoft 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.
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The Fake Microsoft Email Message
Subject: Microsoft account security info
Microsoft account Security info replacement
Someoe started a process to replace all of the security info for the Microsoft account *@hotmail.com.
If this was you, you can safely ignore this email. Your security info will be replaced with 14018231239 when the 30-day waiting period is up.
If this wasn't you, someone else might be trying to take over *@hotmail.com. Click here and we'll help you protect this account.
The Microsoft account team
The link in the email message goes to a fake Hotmail, 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 Microsoft Hotmail/Live/Outlook immediately. If you are unable to, click here to report it to Microsoft.
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