The "Microsoft Outlook Your Mail Upgrade Deadline is Today" Phishing Email
From: Email Notification <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 6:43:53 PM
Subject: ADMIN ALERT: YOUR MAIL UPGRADE DEADLINE IS TODAY!
We are undergoing maintenance therefore all Hotmail accounts must be updated, this is to reduce the number of dormant accounts. Accounts not updated in 48 hours will be suspended.
CLICK the below link to update your Email account
Confirm Your Email Address
Sincerely, The Outlook Accounts team
You received this mandatory email service announcement to update you about important changes to your Outlook product or account.
0 2015 Outlook Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA
The link in the email message goes to a fake Microsoft Hotmail website, which will attempt to trick the 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, the information will be sent to the cyber-criminals behind the email scam, who will use the information to hijack the victims' accounts.
If you receive email messages like these, please go directly to your email account instead of clicking on the links in the email messages. If there is anything wrong with your account or something needs to be done to it, it will be shown to you after you have signed into your account. If you were tricked by one of these malicious phishing scams, please change your Hotmail, Live or Outlook immediately. If you are unable to, click here to report it to Microsoft.
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