The "MSN Update Your Account Now" Phishing Scam

The "MSN Update Your Account Now" is a phishing scam being sent by cybercriminals to steal Microsoft Hotmail, Live or Outlook usernames and passwords. The cybercriminals intentions are to gain access to their potential victims' accounts, hijack and use them fraudulently. Therefore, recipients of the phishing email are asked not to follow the instructions in them.

The MSN Update Your Account Now Phishing Scam
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The "MSN Update Your Account Now" Phishing Email

From: MSN Service <steve.everitt@hotmail.co.uk>

Sent: Thursday, October 31, 2019 10:13:32 AM

Subject: UPDATE YOUR ACCOUNT NOW

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INTERNAL NOTICE

This is to notify you for the final time that we will have to stop processing incoming emails on your account

since you have refused to upgrade your account and we might be forced to lock up your account if this

notice is ignored.

UPGRADE NOW

This restriction will be disabled intermediately we confirm upgrade successful.

Thanks

The email security team@2019

The link or button 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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