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Beware of "Microsoft Update your Account Information" Phishing Scams

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Beware of "Microsoft Update your Account Information" Phishing Scams

The email message below, which claims that the recipients need to update their account information to ensure that their service is not interrupted, is a phishing scam to steal the potential victims' account usernames and passwords. The phishing email was sent by cyber-criminals whose intentions are to hijack their victims' email accounts and use them for fraudulent or malicious purposes. So, recipients of the same email message are advised to delete it, and not follow the instructions in it.

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The "Microsoft Update your Account Information" Phishing Scam

From: noreply@microsoft.com <70933538mvtzyr@tpg.com.au>

Sent: Wednesday, 28 March 2018 9:30 AM

Subject: RE: Update your account information!

Account Information

Dear Valued Member,

To ensure that your service is not interrupted, please update your account information today by clicking here https://outlook.update.com/owa/, After a few clicks, just verify the information you entered is correct.

Sincerely,

Microsoft Member Services Team

P.S. The link in this massage will be expire within 24 Hours . You have to update your account information!

© 2018 Microsoft LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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 cybercriminals 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.

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