The email message below: "RESET ALERT CONFIRMATION 2018," is a fake. The fake email message was NOT sent by Microsoft, but by cyber-criminals, who created the fake email message to frighten their potential victims' into clicking on the link in it, which goes to a phishing website that steals Microsoft Hotmail, Live, or Outlook usernames and passwords. So, recipients of the fake email message should not click on the link or follow the instructions in it. 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 "RESET ALERT CONFIRMATION 2018" Outlook Phishing Scam
From: microsoft.com Office365 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: 05 February 2018 09:30
To: microsoft.com Office365
Subject: Re: RESET CONFIRMATION!!
Your email requires immediate verification for an update. Click below to update your account
If you choose not to update your account on or before 10th Feb 2018, your account will be permanently deleted from our database.
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Microsoft users who were tricked into entering their user names and passwords on the fake or phishing Outlook website are asked to change their password immediately.