The Microsoft Outlook Phishing Scam
From: "microsoft account team" <verificationsecurty20152@ outlook.com>
Date: Thu, Feb 4, 2016 at 2:05 PM -0800
Subject: 133 - Account Alert! (Jan. 2016)
Dear Valued User,
We received a request that your mailbox will be temporary suspended
Dear Email User,
Your email account has some security issues and need to be fixed immediately to avoid email suspention.
In order to help you fix this problem, you are required to follow the below link immediately and update your account.
CLICK HERE TO UPDATE YOUR ACCOUNT
You have less than 48hrs to update or you might loose your account permanently.
Copyright © 2016 Microsoft.
The links in the phishing email message will take potential victims to the following fake Microsoft Outlook website created by cyber-criminals:
- http://bridgeloadtest.com/administrator/ Loginjhgf/logResult.html
The fake website will ask potential victims to submit their user names, email address, password, phone number and zip code. If the potential victims enter the requested information, it will be sent to the cyber-criminals, who will use it to hijack the victims’ Outlook accounts and use the accounts fraudulently.
Outlook users who were already tricked by the phishing scam, should change their Outlook account passwords immediately. And, for those Outlook users who are unable to change their passwords, should click here to contact Microsoft Outlook.