The "Office365 Account Ownership Re-validation" Phishing Scam

The Office365 Account Ownership Re-validation Phishing Scam

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The fake "Office365 Account Ownership Re-validation" email message below, which claims recipients need to verify or confirm the ownership of their account, is a phishing scam created by cybercriminals to steal Microsoft Outlook or Hotmail usernames and passwords. The cybercriminals aim is to trick their potential victims into clicking the link in the email which goes a phishing website. The phishing website will ask visitors to sign-in, but any attempts to sign-in will result in the visitors' account credentials sent to the cybercriminals.

Once the cybercriminals have received the stolen credentials, they will use it to their potential victims' Office 365 accounts and use them maliciously or fraudulently. So, recipients of the same email message are advised to delete it, and not follow the instructions in it.

The "Office365 Account Deactivation" Phishing Scam

From: "Turneretscher, Moreno"

Date: October 4, 2018 at 5:19:41 AM CDT

Subject: Account Ownership Re-validation


Please complete ownership confirmation to verify and re-validate account ownership, and securely upgrade to a more secured platform.

Please confirm account now to avoid future mail malfunction.

NOTE: will not be responsible for any on-line theft, or mail malfunction after this warning and no verification response.

Best Regards,

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.

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers or other information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.

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The "Office365 Account Ownership Re-validation" Phishing Scam