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The "Microsoft E-mail Update" Phishing Email Scams

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The "Microsoft E-mail Update" Phishing Email Scams

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There is no "Microsoft E-mail Update" that will compromised, disabled and close down your account. Therefore, Microsoft users who have received the email message below, which claims they won't be able to sign into their email accounts are asked to delete it because it is a phishing scam being sent by cybercriminals to steal Microsoft Windows Live or Outlook usernames and passwords. The fake email message tricks the recipients into visiting a phishing website where they will be asked to sign into their accounts, but any attempt to sign-in to the phishing website will result in their account credentials being sent to the cybercriminals behind the phishing email message.

The "Microsoft E-mail Update" Phishing Email

From: Microsoft Out look <cn_sobredosis@hotmail.com>

Date: 2019-09-30 9:11 AM (GMT-05:00)

To: member_service@outlook.com

Subject: 🚩FINAL WARNING: Microsoft E-mail Update.

Microsoft Update Required

Our record indicates that your account has been compromised and all security features disabled to close down your account.

This means that if you don't update your account, you will not be able to send and receive emails again

You will no longer have access to many of our latest features for improved Conversations, Contacts and Attachments.

Update your account now

Note: Failure to update your account might lead to permanent deactivation of your account

Thanks,

The Security team.

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.

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 "Microsoft E-mail Update" Phishing Email Scams