The "Office 365 Password About to Expire" Phishing Scam
From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, April 1, 2019 7:49 PM
Subject: Office 365 password about to expire
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Major update: Mailbox Account Password About To Expire
Applied to: All Customers
NOTE: Mailbox Account Password About To Expire
Your Office365 account password is set to expire in 10 day(s), on April 6th, 2019. Once it expires, you won't be able to login to your account. To avoid any access issues, we strongly suggest that you update your password before it expires by accessing the link below:
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Once cybercriminals have gotten their potential victims’ account credentials (usernames and passwords), they will use it to hijack their Microsoft accounts and use them fraudulently. Therefore, recipients of the phishing email message (see below) who were tricked into clicking on the link within it and have attempted to sign into the phishing or fake website that they were taken, are asked to change their Microsoft account passwords immediately, before they are hijacked and used fraudulently by cybercriminals.
Microsoft users should never click on a link to sign into their accounts, they should instead, go directly to https://account.microsoft.com/ and sign-in from there. If there is something that needs to be done to their accounts, they will be notified. This is will prevent Microsoft users from visiting phishing websites disguised as legitimate Microsoft website that steals account credentials.