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Beware of "Microsoft Security Info Update 2018" Phishing Email Scam

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Beware of "Microsoft Security Info Update 2018" Phishing Email Scam

There is no "Microsoft Security Info Update 2018" like the one below. Therefore, Microsoft users who have received the email message below, which claims that their emails will be blocked and they will not be able to read and send emails, and they will no longer have access to their emails, are asked to delete it. This is because it is a phishing scam being sent by cybercriminals to steal Microsoft Hotmail, Live or Outlook usernames and passwords. The fake email message tricks the recipients into visiting a phishing website where they will be asked to sign into their accounts, but any attempt to sign-in to the phishing website will result in their account credentials being sent to the cybercriminals behind the phishing email message.

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Sample of the "Microsoft Security Info Update 2018" Phishing Email

From: Account Security <mee.noy2010@hotmail.com>

Date: 13 February 2018 at 07:40:28 GMT

To: "userid@hotmail.com" <userid@hotmail.com>

Subject: Security Info Update 2018

Microsοft

Security Info Update 2018

Dear User

This is to inform you for the final time that on 20th February,2018, We will discontinue support on your account and security.

If you choose not to renew your account on or 20th February,2018, your email will be blocked and you will not be able to read and send emails, and you will no longer have access to your email and many of the latest features for improved, conversations, contacts and attachments.

Take a minute to renew your account for a faster, safer and full-featured experience. Renew below

Renew Your Account

Thanks for using service

Regards,

Customer Member Service

The link in the email message goes to a fake Microsoft Hotmail website, which will attempt to trick the 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, 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 these malicious phishing scams, please change your Hotmail, Live or Outlook immediately. If you are unable to, click here to report it to Microsoft.

Please share with us what you know or ask a question about this article by leaving a comment below. Also, check the comment section below for additional information, if there is any.

Remember to forward suspicious, malicious, or phishing email messages to us at the following email address: info@onlinethreatalerts.com

Also, report scams, untrustworthy, or fraudulent websites to us. Tell us why you consider the websites untrustworthy or fraudulent.

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  • Posted: Monday at 6:16 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Email Administrator
    Sent: Monday, April 16, 18:37
    Subject: Closing of your account is been processed
    To: microsoft-verification@outlook.services-inc.com

    This message is sent from a trusted sender

    FINAL 2018 UPDATE
    Attention User,

    This message is being sent to you to inform you that your account will expire on 17/04/2018.

    If you wish to continue using this account please upgrade to our services. Ignoring this message will cause the account to be closed

    Update your account

    Note: This upgrade is required immediately after receiving this message

    Thank you
    Security account team'

    delete


  • Posted: Apr 10 at 11:59 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    -------- Original message --------
    From: "Microsoft.com SUPPORTS"
    Date: 10/04/2018 4:19 pm (GMT 00:00)
    To: secureservices@inc-msn.com
    Subject: ❶✉ Security info update

    This message is sent from a trusted sender

    Microsoft account
    Security info update
    To continue with security update, click the button below.
    Continue

    This help protects your email from spam
    Thanks,
    The Microsoft account team

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 29 at 9:41 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "Mandatory Mail Service
    Account Service
    Thu 3/29/2018, 7:45 PM

    FINAL 2018 UPDATE
    Attention User,

    This Message is Sent to you to INFORM you that Your Account will expire on 01/4/2018 .

    If you wish to continue using this Account, Please Upgrade to Our Services in 48hours. Ignoring this message will cause the account to be closed.

    Update your account

    Note: This upgrade is required immediately after receiving this message

    Thank you
    Security account team."

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 19, 2018 by an anonymous user from or near: Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany

    received this one what do think this is?
    Microsoft
    Your Services Agreement made clearer
    Your Services Agreement made clearer
    You’re receiving this email because we are updating the Microsoft Services Agreement, which applies to one or more Microsoft products or services you use. We’re making these updates to clarify our terms and ensure that they remain transparent for you, as well as to cover new Microsoft products, services and features.
    The Microsoft Services Agreement is an agreement between you and Microsoft (or one of its affiliates) that governs your use of Microsoft consumer online products and services.
    You can read the entire Microsoft Services Agreement here. You can also learn more about these updates on our FAQ page here, including a summary of the most notable changes. The updates to the Microsoft Services Agreement will take effect on Ma‍y 1, 20‍18. If you continue to use our products and services on or after Ma‍y 1, 20‍18, you are agreeing to the updated Microsoft Services Agreement.
    If you do not agree, you can choose to discontinue using the products and services, and close your Microsoft account before these terms become effective. If you are a parent or guardian, you are responsible for your child’s or teenager’s use of Microsoft products and services, including purchases.
    Thank you for using Microsoft products and services.

    Microsoft Privacy Statement

    Microsoft Services Agreement

    Frequently Asked Questions
    Microsoft
    Microsoft respects your privacy. To learn more, please read our Privacy Statement.
    Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052 USA

    delete


    • Posted: Mar 19, 2018 by info

      This one is legitimate.

      delete


  • Posted: Feb 16, 2018 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Microsoft.com Team
    Sent: Thursday, February 15, 2018 4:05 AM
    To: USER@T-ONLINE.DE
    Subject: Account De-activation In Progress (A New Version Is Now Available)

    This message is sent from a trusted sender

    FINAL 2018 UPDATE
    Attention User,

    This message is being sent to you to inform you that your account will expire on 18/02/2018.

    If you wish to continue using this account please upgrade to our services. Ignoring this message will cause the account to be closed

    Update your account

    Note: This upgrade is required immediately after receiving this message

    Thank you
    Security account team"

    delete


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