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Beware of "Yahoo Attempt to Sign in from an Unrecognized Device" Phishing Scam

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Beware of "Yahoo Attempt to Sign in from an Unrecognized Device" Phishing Scam

Yahoo users should be aware of fake email messages like the one below, which claim that an attempt to sign into their Yahoo accounts from an unrecognized device. The email messages are phishing scam 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 Attempt to Sign in from an Unrecognized Device" Phishing Scam

Subject: unexpected sign in!

Date: Fri 29/09/2017 08:51

From: "Yahoo"

Hi,

On September 15, 2017 at 5:04 AM, we noticed an attempt to sign in to your Yahoo account from an unrecognized device in Scranton, PA.

If you made this sign in , you're all set.

If not, use this link to prevent anyone from accessing your account .

Thanks for taking this additional step to keep your account safe.

Yahoo

Replies sent to this email cannot be answered. Feel free to reach out to customer care with any questions or concerns.

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.

Please share with us what you know or ask a question about this article by leaving a comment below. Also, check the comment section below for additional information, if there is any.

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

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  • Posted: Dec 20, 2017 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: "Yahoo! Mail" <anuno@student.uiwtx.edu>
    Date: December 19, 2017 at 5:20:45 PM CST
    Subject: Unexpected sign-in attempt
    Reply-To: yah00.alert.reply.077@mail.com

    AT&T Yahoo

    Hi
    On December ,19 2017, we noticed a successful de-activation your Yahoo account from an unrecognized device in Italy.
    We attending to this request and soon we will close down your account in 48hrs. If this wasn't you and you think you are receiving this messages mistakenly, please click here to sign in back again in order to keep your account active, otherwise your mailbox will be shut down.

    Thanks
    Yahoo"

    delete


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