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The "MS Security Team Your Account Has Been Closed and Deleted" Phishing Scam

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The "MS Security Team Your Account Has Been Closed and Deleted" Phishing Scam

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The "MS Security Team Your Account Has Been Closed & Deleted" email below, which claims the recipients' accounts will be closed and deleted, is a phishing scam created to steal Microsoft Outlook or Hotmail usernames and passwords. The email message was not sent by Microsoft, but by cyber-criminals, whose intentions are to hijack email accounts and use them for malicious purposes. So, recipients of the same email message are advised to delete it, and not follow the instructions in it.

The "MS Security Team Your Account Has Been Closed & Deleted" Phishing Scam

From: MS Security Team <admin@messageblock.exchangeactivity.net>

Date: di 4 dec. 2018 om 19:57

Subject: Warning!! Your Account Has Been Closed & Deleted

Microsoft-SMB

Microsoft Office Security

A recent attempt has been made by you to escalate your exchange security privilages which violates our Terms of Service.

This may be due to automated BUG FIX-[MS-OXPORTO] on your exchange server message block protocol.

Please re-localize to avoid loosing your data.

Click Here to Re-localize Envirnoment

Sincerely,

Exchange Server Message Block

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 cyber-criminals 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.

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

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The "MS Security Team Your Account Has Been Closed and Deleted" Phishing Scam