"2018 Microsoft New Email Update" Phishing Email Scams
Sample of the "2018 Microsoft New Email Update" Phishing Email
From: microsoft.com account team <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 10:44 AM
Subject: 2018 MICROSOFT NEW EMAIL UPDATE
Your Services Agreement and Privαcy Statement made clearer
This is to notify you for the final time that we have stopped processing incoming emails on your account
since you have refused to upgrade your account and we might be forced to lock up your account if this notice is ignored.
1. Upgrademy email
2. Youcan also add more security features
This is to improve our service quality. We are sorry for inconveniences
Case number: 894162450
Property: Account Security
Copyright 2018 Inc., Windows Live ID Customer Support.
The link in the email message goes to a fake Microsoft Hotmail website, which will attempt to trick the 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, the information will be sent to the cyber-criminals behind the email scam, who will use the information to hijack the victims' accounts.
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 or something needs to be done to it, it will be shown to you after you have signed into your account. If you were tricked by one of these malicious phishing scams, please change your Hotmail, Live or Outlook immediately. If you are unable to, click here to report it to Microsoft.
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