The "Yahoo Incoming Messages Placed on Hold Due Recent Upgrade" Phishing Scam
From: "Service Feedback" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thu, Mar 28, 2019 at 2:52 PM
Subject: UPDATE YOUR E-MAIL
Your incoming messages were placed on hold due to our recent upgrade on our database. Kindly UPDATE your mail-box to receive new messages that are pending,and to avoid suspension
Yahoo Customer Support.
Copyright 2019 Inc.
Avoid account suspension
The link in the phishing email message goes to a fake or phishing Yahoo website, which will attempt to trick the potential victims into entering their usernames and passwords on it. If Yahoo users attempt to sign into the phishing website with their Yahoo usernames and passwords, it will be sent to the cybercriminals behind the email scam, who will use the information to hijack their accounts. The hijacked Yahoo accounts will then be used by cybercriminals fraudulently.
Remember, 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 something wrong with your account, it will be shown to you after signing in. And, if you were tricked by one of these phishing scams, please change your password immediately before your Yahoo account is hijacked.
For victims whose accounts have already been hijacked, click here for help.
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