The "Microsoft Account Disconnection Notice" Phishing Scam
The "Microsoft Account Disconnection Notice" Phishing Email
Fra: Microsoft.com Account Team <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Dato: 16. oktober 2018 kl. 19.23.21 CEST
Til: "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Emne: Microsoft Account Disconnection Notice
We see that you recently use MICROSOFT version 7. If you’ve already updated to version 8 please ignore this message.
We’re letting you know that support for Microsoft version 7 will end TODAY on desktop devices and on mobile and tablet devices. When support ends, we’ll begin requiring updates to version 8. Although you may be able to use older versions for a little while, we encourage you to update today to avoid any interruption.
We are working to make your mail better for you. With Microsoft version 8, you’ll be able to have files up to 10 gigabyte of storage data, and more.
Your conversation history will still be available on your device after you update. Check system requirements to make sure you can use Microsoft version 8 on your device as the list of supported OS versions has changed. If your OS is no longer supported, you should export your history prior to updating. Visit our update FAQ to learn more.
Thanks for your continued support!
The link in the email message goes to a fake Microsoft website, which will attempt to trick the potential victims into entering their usernames and passwords on it. If the potential victims enter their Microsoft account 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 the phishing scams, please change your Microsoft Hotmail, Live or Outlook immediately. If you are unable to, click here to report it to Microsoft.
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