Beware of "A DGTFX Virus Has Been Detected In Your Folders" Fake Microsoft Email Message
June 6, 2016
The email message with the subject: "Account Alert! Client Id: 2892774," which claims the recipients’ Microsoft Hotmail, Live or Outlook email accounts have been infected with the DGTFX virus and they need to verify and update their accounts in order to prevent damages, is a phishing scam. The phishing scam is being used by cybercriminals to frighten recipients into sending them their personal information and email account credentials. Once the cybercriminals receive their potential victims’ information, they will use it to gain access to their victims’ email accounts and use them fraudulently. Therefore, recipients of the phishing or fake email message who were tricked into following the instructions in it, should change their Microsoft account passwords immediately, before their accounts are hijacked and used fraudulently by cybercriminals.
Please continue reading below.
The Fake Microsoft Email Message
From: Microsoft Administration Account Team
Sent: Sunday, June 05, 2016 10:36 PM
To: data-upgrade-department03@ hotmail.com
Subject: Re: ACCOUNT ALERT! CLIENT ID: 2892774
Dear Account Owner,
A DGTFX Virus has been detected in your folders. Your email account has to be upgraded to our new Secured DGTFX anti-virus 2016 version to prevent damages to our web mail log and to your important files. Click your reply tab, Fill the columns below and send back to us or your email account will be terminated to avoid spread of the virus.
Note that your password will be encrypted with 1024-bit RSA keys for your password safety .
* Full Name:
* User name:
* Date of Birth:
* Country Or Territory:
Warning!!! Account owner that fails to verify his/her account after 24 hours of receiving this warning will lose his or her account permanently.
Microsoft respects your privacy.to learn more, please read our online privacy statement:
You received this email because you subscribed to Windows Live Alerts.This is a non monitored email account. This email was sent by Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052. 2016 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved
Please remember Hotmail, Messenger and SkyDrive may be accessed directly from your phone or phone's web browser. For more info, see Get mail on your phone, Get Messenger on your phone, and Get SkyDrive on your phone.
We remain focused on making Hotmail, Messenger, SkyDrive and your Windows PC the best that they can be. Note that this change has no impact on your ability to access Hotmail, Messenger, and Skydrive.
Thanks for your understanding and patience as we update our services.
The Windows Live Team
Microsoft and other companies will never ask their users to send their personal information or account credentials in an email message. Therefore, email messages that request personal information or account credentials should be deleted and the instructions in them should never be followed.
Please share with us what you know or ask a question about this article, by leaving a comment below. And, forward malicious email messages to us using the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Alert and help your family and friends by sharing this article with them: