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Beware of "Microsoft Windows Security Update Final Reminder" Phishing Scams

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Beware of "Microsoft Windows Security Update Final Reminder" Phishing Scams

The email message below, which claims that the recipients' Microsoft account security is no longer working, is a phishing scam to steal the potential victims' account usernames and passwords. The phishing email was sent by cyber-criminals whose intentions are to hijack their victims' email accounts and use them for fraudulent or malicious purposes. So, recipients of the same email message are advised to delete it, and not follow the instructions in it.

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The "Microsoft Windows Security Update Final Reminder" Phishing Scam

From: ACCOUNT TEAM OFFICE <327453278@345nbd.com>

Sent: Friday, September 29, 2017 7:09 AM

To: account-microsoft-noreply@microsoft.com

Subject: SECURITY UPDATE FINAL REMINDER !!!

SECURITY ALERT !

Your security info is no longer working On 29/09/2017 our system found that your security info is no longer working.

Starting from 30/09/2017 you won't be able to sign in to your account unless you fix security info

To fix your security info,

Update Your Account Now

If your security info is already fixed, you can cancel this request.

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The link in the email message goes to a fake 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 cybercriminals 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 in. 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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