The "Microsoft Account Needs To Be Re-Activated" Phishing Scam
From: Live’Outlook <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: October 17, 2018 7:38 AM
Subject: Microsoft Account needs to be re-activated | Wed, 17 Oct 2018 13:38:04 GMT
We have recently upgraded all our customer e-mail addresses.
Due to this, your Outlook account needs to be re-activated.
This is a compulsory process that affects all our customers.
The link in the email message goes to a fake Outlook or Microsoft website, which will attempt to trick the cyber-criminals' 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, it will be sent to the cybercriminals behind the email scam, who will use the information to hijack their accounts.
If you have received the same email message, please go directly to your email account instead of clicking on the links in the email message. And, if there is anything wrong with your account, it will be shown to you after signing in. If you were tricked by the phishing email, please change your Microsoft Hotmail/Live/Outlook immediately. If you are unable to, click here to report it to Microsoft.