Online users, be aware of phishing email messages like the one below, which claim a new version of your mailbox is currently being discontinued, and you need to upgrade to the newest version. The fake email messages are being used by cyber-criminals to trick their potential victims into clicking on the link within them, which go to a fake or phishing website. Once on the phishing website, potential victims will be asked to sign-in with their email accounts’ username and password. But, once the potential victims attempt to sign into the fake website, their email accounts’ username and password will be sent to the cyber-criminals behind the scam, who will use the stolen credentials to gain access to the potential victims’ email accounts, and use the same accounts fraudulently.
A Sample of the Phishing Email Message
Subject: PRIORITY: Newest Upgrade
It’s time to upgrade! Your version of Mailbox is currently being discontinued, and will no longer work as of November 6th, 2016.
Get the newest version CLICK HERE and complete the procedure to ensure your Mailbox account is upgraded\active.
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Online users who were tricked by the fake email message are asked to change their email accounts' password immediately.
It is important for online users to remember that they should never sign into their accounts by clicking on a link. They should always go directly to their online accounts' websites and sign-in from there instead.
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