"Microsoft Mailbox Backup Failed" Phishing Scam

The "Microsoft Mailbox Backup Failed" email below is a phishing scam. Therefore, Microsoft users (Hotmail, Outlook, Live)who have received such fake emails are asked not to follow the instructions in them. The fake emails should be deleted because they are being sent by cybercriminals to trick their potential victims into clicking on the link in it. The link goes to a phishing website that steals Microsoft account credentials.

Microsoft Mailbox Backup Failed Phishing Scam

The "Microsoft Mailbox Backup Failed" Phishing Scam

From: Microsoft Corporation <no-reply@ms-backup-mcsoft.com>

Sent: 16 April 2018 13:23

Subject: Your mailbox backup failed !

Microsoft Corporation

[Microsoft Logo

Mailbox Backup Failed !

Dear user.

You have received this email for security reasons.

Our records show that your mailbox backup failed with your email provider, Sign Microsoft Corporation backup Agreement to avoid loss of data.

Sign Agreement !

Microsoft Corporation

One Microsoft Way

Redmond, WA 98052

You received this email because we before you keep abreast of threat of security on your account.

Unsubscribe

Once the cybercriminals have received their potential victims' account credentials (username and password), they will use it to hijack their accounts and use them fraudulently.

Microsoft users who have been tricked by the phishing scam are asked to change their passwords immediately before their accounts are hijacked. For users whose accounts have already been hijacked, they may click here for instructions to regain access to their accounts.

Check the comment section below for additional information, share what you know, or ask a question about this article by leaving a comment below. And, to quickly find answers to your questions, use our search Search engine.

Note: Some of the information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.
Was this article helpful?  +
Share this with others:

Comments, Questions, Answers, or Reviews

There are no comments as yet, please leave one below or revisit.

To protect your privacy, please do not post or remove sensitive information in or from your comments, questions, or reviews. NB: We will use your IP address to display your approximate location to other users when you make a post. That location is not enough to find you.

Your comment, answer, or review will be set as anonymous because you are not signed in. An anonymous comment, answer, or review cannot be edited or deleted, therefore, review it carefully before posting. Sign-in.

Write Your Comment, Question, Answer, or Review

"Microsoft Mailbox Backup Failed" Phishing Scam