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Beware of "Yahoo Your Email Closure Has Been Approved" Phishing Scams

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Beware of "Yahoo Your Email Closure Has Been Approved" Phishing Scams

Yahoo users, be aware of email messages like the one below, which claim that a request to suspend their accounts have been approved. The email messages are phishing scams being sent by cybercriminals to steal Yahoo usernames and passwords, by tricking Yahoo users into visiting a phishing website that steals email account credentials.

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The "Yahoo Your Email Closure Has Been Approved" Phishing Scam

From: "At&t/YAH00! Ma!l" <dufaultd201@potsdam.edu>

Sent: Sun, Oct 8, 2017 at 11:38 PM

Subject: Important Notice! Your Email Closure Has Been Approved

Dear,

Your email account has been suspended. Our records show you recently made request to suspend your email account. We value the security of our customers’ information and are sending this notice as a confirmation.

Please note: If you have not made this suspension request, click ‘Stop Action’ button below and Log in for our notification.

Failure to stop action within the next 12 hours will result in a decline in your next log-in.

[Stop Action]

Thank you for using our Mail Services and for helping us maintain the security of your account.

Regards,

Mail Team,

© 2017 AT&T/Yahoo!. All Rights Reserved.

The link in the phishing email message goes to a fake or phishing Yahoo website, which will attempt to trick the potential victims into entering their usernames and passwords on it. If Yahoo users attempt to sign into phishing website with their Yahoo usernames and passwords, it will be sent to the cybercriminals behind the email scam, who will use the information to hijack their accounts. The hijacked Yahoo accounts will then be used by cybercriminals fraudulently.

Remember, if you receive email messages like these, please go directly to your email account instead of clicking on the links in the email messages. If there is anything wrong with your account, it will be shown to you after signing into your account. And if you were tricked by one of these phishing scams, please change your password immediately before your Yahoo account is hijacked.

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Remember to forward malicious or phishing email messages to us at the following email address: info@onlinethreatalerts.com

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