"We Are Asking All User to Upgrade Due to Recent Security Incidents Online" Microsoft Phishing Scam
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A Sample of the Phishing Microsoft Scam
From: Mail Team <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 8:43 PM
Subject: MlCROSOFT UPDATE ALERT
Security update info
We are asking all user to upgrade due to recent security incidents online.
This is for your own safety to continue using your account,
click the Update button below.
To opt out or change where you receive security notifications, click here.
Nοte: Your account will be closed if not updated within 48-hours.
We apologize for any inconveniences
Once the cybercriminals have gotten their potential victims' Microsoft account credentials, they will gain access to their accounts, hijack them, and use them fraudulently. Hijacked accounts that are used fraudulently will be blocked by Microsoft, therefore, Microsoft users who have been tricked by the phishing scam are asked to change their passwords before their accounts are hijacked.
Microsoft users whose accounts have already been hijacked may follow the instructions below to recover their accounts:
- Go to https://login.live.com/
- Enter your email address and click the "Next" button
- Click the "Forgot my password" link
- Click "I think someone else is using my Microsoft account" link
- Follow the rest of the instructions
Remember, never click on a link in an email message to sign into your Microsoft account. Always go directly to www.hotmail.com, www.outlook.com, or login.live.com to sign-in instead. After signing in, important notifications, changes or updates will be shown to you, if there is any.
Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers or other information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.
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