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The "We Have Detected Unusual Activity With Your Yahoo and Microsoft Account" Scam

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The "We Have Detected Unusual Activity With Your Yahoo and Microsoft Account" Scam

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The email message below, which claims unusual activities have been detected on the recipients' Yahoo and Microsoft accounts, is a fake. The email message was NOT sent by Microsoft or Yahoo and is a phishing scam created by cybercriminals to steal Microsoft, MSN, Hotmail, Live, Outlook, and Yahoo usernames, and passwords. Therefore, recipients of the fake email message are asked not click on the links or follow the instructions in it. Microsoft or Yahoo email users who have received similar emails and who want to know if there is something actually wrong with their accounts should go directly to www.outlook.com or yahoo.com and sign into their accounts. If there is something wrong, or if there is something that needs to be done on their accounts, they will be notified after signing in.

It is recommended that Microsoft Hotmail, Live or Outlook users never click on a link to sign into their accounts. They should go directly to www.outlook.com, www.hotmail.com or www.live.com sign-in from there instead. And, Yahoo users go directly to mail.yahoo.com.

The "We Have Detected Unusual Activity With Your Yahoo and Microsoft Account" Scam

From: "Yahoo Accounts" <41019353.E9439FFCA25C570FDBD420tuwgmtbbmior@kwrthjwikhyo.com>

Date: December 6, 2017 at 2:15:31 PM CST

Subject: We Are Blocking Your IP

We Have Detected Unusual Activity With Your Yahoo and Microsoft Account on Your Computer

Login Has Occurred on 12/6/2017 @ 7:53 AM EST

From IP: 34.125.12.1 Geo Location Found: Eastern Russia

If This Was Not You Please Call the Microsoft/Norton Joint Security Team

(Be at your computer as it is at risk)

1 855-203-6080

Microsoft and Yahoo users who have already been tricked by the phishing scam are asked to change their passwords immediately before their accounts are hijacked and used fraudulently.

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  • January 29, 2018 at 8:12 AM by an anonymous user from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

    Received an email a few times from fake 'Yahoo Security' (email address: 53270112.BDD6D68314014F6EAA659Ayrqblwjie@ozkhkolvsr.com )

    "You need to call now 1 855-203-6745

    We Have Detected Unusual Activity With Your Yahoo Account on Your Computer

    Login Has Occurred on 1/17/2018 @ 7:08 AM EST

    From IP: 34.124.12.1 Geo Location Found: Eastern Russia

    If This Was Not You Please Call the Yahoo Security Team

    (Be at your computer)

    1 855-203-6745"

    As I see other comments, it is obviously fake email!

    remove

  • January 12, 2018 at 4:14 PM by an anonymous user from Corsicana, Texas, United States

    I have written dozens of times to Yahoo's Senior Executives, Office of the President, and Customer Advocacy requesting that they take action against these criminals. These emails originate from IPs allocated by Ripe NCC based in the Netherlands and every reported instance to them only gets a canned response to the effect that they are not responsible for users' content.

    Suggest that Yahoo Mail users receiving these emails continue to respond to the following Executive/BOD and RIPE email addresses; if enough people complain maybe Yahoo/RIPE will act:

    Yahoo Inc Webmaster abuse@yahoo-inc.com

    Yahoo! Inc. privacy@yahoo-inc.com

    cc-advoc@yahoo-inc.com

    corporatesecretary@yahoo-inc.com

    abuse@yahoo.com

    privacy@yahoo.com

    spam@yahoo.com

    ...

    Ripe Webmaster <webmaster@ripe.net>

    RIPE Abuse <abuse@ripe.net>

    RIPE NCC Support <hostmaster@ripe.net>

    RIPE Privacy <privacy@ripe.net>

    RIPE NCC <ncc@ripe.net>

    RIPE NCC Acknowledgements <hm-ack@ripe.net>

    <bit-bucket@ripe.net>

    remove

  • January 12, 2018 at 4:50 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: "Yahoo Hack" <51464815.9038B1C807B098C4E2855Eygrftrrwqnd@bnbohmyggyo.com>

    Date: January 11, 2018 at 8:20:40 AM PST

    To: lmmajm_311107@yahoo.com

    Subject: You Have Been Hacked

    Please Call 1 855-203-6745

    We Have Detected Unusual Activity on Your Computer

    Login Activity Has Occurred on 1/11/2018 @ 6:52 AM EST

    From IP: 33.154.12.1 Geo Location Found: Eastern Russia

    1 855-203-6745"

    remove

  • January 9, 2018 at 7:30 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    ----- Forwarded Message -----

    "From: "Yahoo Security" <91115894.E86F9FCC83268B4A83CB55ifxhrruvvwaf @vmoovybpznrz.com>

    Sent: Mon, Jan 8, 2018 at 10:12 AM

    Subject: Urgent Your Yahoo Account Has Been Violated

    You need to call now 1 855-203-6745

    We Have Detected Unusual Activity With Your Yahoo Account on Your Computer

    Login Has Occurred on 12/8/2017 @ 7:27 AM EST

    From IP: 34.124.12.1 Geo Location Found: Eastern Russia

    If This Was Not You Please Call the Yahoo Security Team

    (Be at your computer)

    1 855-203-6745"

    remove

  • December 22, 2017 at 9:15 AM by an anonymous user from Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, United States

    same thing as happened to to me at Kill Devil Hiils, N.c. 27948

    remove

  • December 21, 2017 at 8:46 AM by an anonymous user from Phoenix, Arizona, United States

    Here is another scam:

    "We Have Detected Unusual Activity With Your Yahoo Account on Your Computer

    Login Has Occurred on 12/18/2017 @ 5:23 AM EST

    From IP: 34.125.12.1 Geo Location Found: Eastern Russia

    If This Was Not You Please Call the Yahoo Security Team

    (Be at your computer)

    1 855-447-0296"

    remove

  • December 12, 2017 at 8:16 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    ----- Forwarded Message -----

    From: Micro Accounts Department <27779421.B19AA65BEF7B111533ABA7wuftdxriersh@ ushnmeydhzwl.com>

    Sent: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 3:05 PM

    Subject: You Might Have Broke The Law

    We Have Detected Unusual Activity With Your Yahoo and Microsoft Account on Your Computer

    Login Has Occurred on 12/6/2017 @ 7:53 AM EST

    From IP: 34.125.12.1 Geo Location Found: Eastern Russia

    If This Was Not You Please Call the Microsoft/Norton Joint Security Team

    (Be at your computer as it is at risk)

    1 855-203-6080

    remove

  • December 8, 2017 at 2:23 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "We Have Detected Unusual Activity With Your Yahoo Account on Your Computer

    Login Has Occurred on 12/7/2017 @ 7:33 AM EST

    From IP: 34.125.12.1 Geo Location Found: Eastern Russia

    If This Was Not You Please Call the Yahoo Security Team

    (Be at your computer)

    1 855-447-0296"

    remove

  • December 7, 2017 at 6:43 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: "Yahoo Mail Security" <69342247.B55CF1CE4804EB2CD9CDCAqbawrunpzxgs@naxjmxhqojen.com>

    Subject: Call Now Another Yahoo Hack

    We Have Detected Unusual Activity With Your Yahoo Account on Your Computer

    Login Has Occurred on 12/7/2017 @ 7:33 AM EST

    From IP: 34.125.12.1 Geo Location Found: Eastern Russia

    If This Was Not You Please Call the Yahoo Security Team

    (Be at your computer)

    1 855-203-6080"

    remove

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