"Microsoft E-Mail Limit Exceeded" Phishing Scam
Recipients of the same message who have already followed the instructions in it should change their email account's password immediately before their accounts are hijacked and used fraudulently.
A "Microsoft E-Mail Limit Exceeded" Phishing Scam
From: ACCOUNT TEAM <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, June 10, 2019 5:52 AM
Subject: Microsoft e-mail Limit Exceeded
You Need Extra 3.GB Space
Your storage capacity is full and needs expansion. Account will stop sending and receiving email soon.
Download Microsoft Token to expand storage capacity, if you want to continue with our service.
Microsoft account team
The link in the fake email message goes to a fake Microsoft Outlook, Hotmail or Live website. On the fake website, visitors will be asked to sign-in, if they attempt to do so, their email usernames and passwords will be sent to the cybercriminals responsible for the phishing email message. Once the cybercriminals have gotten their potential victims Microsoft account credentials, they will gain access to their accounts, hijack the accounts by changing passwords, and use the accounts fraudulently.
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