A Sample of the "Microsoft Admin Email De-Activation" Phishing Email
From: Account Security <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, August 23, 2018 7:00:06 PM
Subject: ADMIN EMAIL DE-ACTIVATION
Your Services Agreement and Privαcy Statement made clearer
This is to inform you that Microsοft Outloοk will discontinue suppοrt on your accοunt and security.
And you will no longer have access to many of the latest features for improved, conversations, contacts and attαchments.
Take a minute to updαte your accοunt for a faster, safer and full-featured Microsοft Outloοk experience.
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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.