The "Update Your Mailbox to Avoid Termination" Phishing Scam

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The Update Your Mailbox to Avoid Termination Phishing Scam

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The "Update Your Mailbox to Avoid Termination" email below is a phishing scam, so recipients of the same email are asked not to follow the instructions in it. They should just delete it instead. The fake email is being sent by cybercriminals who are attempting to trick recipients into clicking on the link in it, which goes to a phishing website. If visitors to the phishing website attempt to sign into it, their usernames and passwords will be sent to the cybercriminals behind the phishing scam.

The "Update Your Mailbox to Avoid Termination" Phishing Scam

From: [mailto:update@support.com]

Sent: Thursday, 20 September, 2018 12:18 PM

Subject: DEAR info UPDATE YOUR MAILBOX TO AVOID TERMINATION.

You have new pending messages

Dear info,

You have 5 New pending mails. Your mail version 2.0.1 is currently being discontinued from receiving incoming mails, and will no longer work 12hours from 9/19/2018 7:18:22 p.m.

To retrieve your messages and upgrade to version 3.0.1, kindly follow the upgrade information below:

Upgrade to version 3.0.1 now

Once the cybercriminals have gotten the stolen credentials, they will use it to gain access to the corresponding accounts and use them fraudulently or maliciously.

Therefore, online users who have already been tricked are asked to change their passwords. And, for those who are unable to, are asked to contact their I.T support for help.

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers or other information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.

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The "Update Your Mailbox to Avoid Termination" Phishing Scam