"Microsoft E-mail Account Upgrade 2018" Phishing Email Scams
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The "Microsoft E-mail Upgrade 2018" Phishing Email
From: Windows Live 2018 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: 05 February 2018 03:31
Subject: ADMIN ALERT: WE ARE CLOSING YOUR MAIL TODAY!
E-mail Upgrade 2018
Starting from 06/02/2018 you won't be able to sign-in into your email account unless you fix this urgent issue now.
Please confirm this request to complete our deactivation process:
Yes, I would like to upgrade my account
No i will not complete this request, Cancel upgrade request
This restriction will be disabled intermediately we confirm update successful.
Account service Team.
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.
Note: Some of the information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.
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