The link in the phishing email message will take recipients who have clicked on it to a phishing Microsoft Hotmail or Outlook website, where they will be asked to sign-in. Once the potential victims attempt to sign-in, their email account credentials(usernames and passwords) will be sent to the cyber-criminals behind the phishing scam. Once cyber-criminals are in possession of their victims' email account credentials, they will hijack and use their victims' email accounts fraudulently.
The "Microsoft Final Reset Update Warning" Phishing Scam
From: Microsoft.com Team <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 11:11 AM
Subject: Final Reset Update Warning
this is to tell you that Microsοft Outloοk will stop supporting your account and security.
You will no longer have access to many of the latest features for improvements, conversations, contacts and attachments.
take a moment to update your account and for a faster, safer and full-featured microsoft outlook
Note : If your account has not been updated before ⏱️16-10-2018 , your account will be terminated.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Microsoft users who were tricked into entering their usernames and passwords on the fake or phishing Outlook website are asked to change their password immediately.
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