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"Microsoft Account Security Info Replacement" Phishing Scam

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"Microsoft Account Security Info Replacement" Phishing Scam

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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.

The Fake Microsoft Email Message

From: account-security-noreply@account.microsoft.com
Subject: Microsoft account security info
To: *@hotmail.com

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.

Thanks,

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.

Recipients who have received the same email message are asked to go directly to their email account instead of clicking on the links in the email message. And, if there is anything wrong with their accounts, it will be shown to them after signing into account.

And, recipients of who have been tricked by the phishing emaill are asked to change their Microsoft Hotmail/Live/Outlook password immediately. And, if they are unable to, they should click here to report it to Microsoft.

This scam is similar to the following:

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers or other information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.

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  • April 22, 2019 at 6:12 AM by an anonymous user from Leeds, England, United Kingdom

    I have a request to change security phone number which will activate in 30 days but I no longer have access to that phone number and need to replace my security phone number to my new phone number, how can I do this, please?

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  • August 5, 2018 at 11:48 AM by an anonymous user from Kuwait City, Al Asimah, Kuwait

    30312222842(text message from a mobile)

    "Wait is over info j*****@yahoo.com is replaced Review at https//account.live.com/p"

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  • August 5, 2018 at 11:43 AM by an anonymous user from Kuwait City, Al Asimah, Kuwait

    Received this:

    "Good News The waiting period you started 30 days ago is over and your old security info has been replaced with *MoB#965.... No* further action required

    If you like review the security info for j###########@yahoo.com click here

    Thanks

    The Microsoft acoounteam noreply@acoountprotection.microsoft.com

    SECURITY Info was RELACED"

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  • June 25, 2017 at 6:52 AM by an anonymous user from Dublin (Tallaght), Leinster, Ireland

    I received an email that said I should change my security settings and they would be changed 30 days later. I then received another email saying this had been implemented but since then I have not been able to receive any emails on my Hotmail account

    What do I do now ?

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    • June 25, 2017 at 10:55 AM by info

      Try changing your password.

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  • March 14, 2016 at 10:49 PM by an anonymous user from Burlington, Ontario, Canada

    I just got it. It is a phishing scam. It asks you to correct the info at: tlookservercanada. tr3r.from-il.com That link brings up another link: http://stenniss.com/hotonlineohtoottt/index.php. Which is a fake page that looks like one from Microsoft, but is NOT. That page steals your password and username.

    This is not even a very good scam, for reasons I won't expose here, in case they correct them.

    Learn more at: <a target="_blank" href="http://www.zonealarm.com/blog/2014/07/7-ways-to-spot-a-phishing-scam/">http://www.zonealarm.com/</a> or at: <a target="_blank" href="https://www.us-cert.gov/security-publications/recognizing-and-avoiding-email-scams">https://www.us-cert.gov/</a>.

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"Microsoft Account Security Info Replacement" Phishing Scam