Once cybercriminals have gotten their potential victims’ account credentials (usernames and passwords), they will use it to hijack their Microsoft accounts and use them fraudulently. Therefore, recipients of the phishing email message (see below) who were tricked into clicking on the link within it and have attempted to sign into the phishing or fake website that they were taken, are asked to change their Microsoft account passwords immediately, before they are hijacked and used fraudulently by cybercriminals.
One of the "Microsoft Changes in Service Terms" Phishing Scam
From: Μίcrοѕοft UА <email@example.com>
Sent: 19 July 2018 04:13
Subject: [EWS190718] Changes in Service Terms
Account ID : 4594949333
Email Address :
We are always working towards making our platform very safe and secure for our users, to make this possible, we always introduce new rules guarding how our services must be used.
On 19/07/2018, we introduced a new set of rules, you must read these news rules and accept them or risk getting your account suspended.
Service Terms - Review
If we do not get a response, it will be assumed that no one is using this account and it will be closed. This measure is aimed as saving our bandwidth
- The Μίcrοѕοft account team
Since Microsoft sends out Service Agreement and Privacy Statement every year, it is hard to tell the difference between the legitimate and the phishing ones. Therefore, Microsoft customers are asked to view their Service Agreement and Privacy Statement on their website instead. Click here to view.
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