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Beware of "Your ATT Yahoo Mail New Version is Outdated and has Expired" Phishing Scam

2018-06-19T16:21:53 -  +
Beware of "Your ATT Yahoo Mail New Version is Outdated and has Expired" Phishing Scam

The "Your ATT Yahoo Mail New Version is Outdated and has Expired" email message below, which claims recipients' AT&T Mail version is outdated and has expired, is a phishing scam being used to target AT&T customers. The phishing email message, which also claims that if the recipients do not update their information, their accounts will be permanently closed, is being sent by cybercriminals to trick AT&T customers into clicking on the link in it. The link in the email message goes to a fake AT&T website that will ask visitors to sign-in. Once visitors attempt to sign into the fake website with their AT&T credentials, the information will be sent to the cybercriminals behind the phishing scam.

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The "Your ATT Yahoo Mail New Version is Outdated and has Expired" Phishing Scam

From: AT&T <sretro@bellsouth.net>

Date: June 19, 2018 at 2:30:04 PM CDT

Subject: Sign In Alert

Reply-To: AT&T <sretro@bellsouth.net>

AT&T Yahoo

Your AT&T/Yahoo mail new version is outdated and has expired.

You're advise to switch to the new version to avoid disconnection.

Failure to upgrade to the newest AT&T/Yahoo mail version will result to a permanent account closure.

According to provision of Term and conditions, AT&T/Yahoo may at anytime terminate it's service for accounts.

Please Visit ITS Help-Desk Here To re-validate your mailbox.

Note: Failure to comply within 48hrs might lead to permanent deactivation.

Thank you,

AT&T online service

Once the cybercriminals have received the stolen AT&T credentials, they will use it to hijack their potential victims’ accounts and use the accounts fraudulently. This is why AT&T customers should never click on links in email messages to sign into their accounts, they should instead, go directly to https://www.att.com/ and sign into their email accounts from there. If there is someone that needs to be done their accounts, they will be notified after signing in.

AT&T customers who have been tricked by the phishing scam are asked to contact AT&T for help.

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