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"Hotmail Mandatory Account update" Phishing Scam

Cybercriminals are sending out the "Hotmail Mandatory Account update" phishing scam below, which claims Hotmail users need to update their accounts due to a recent security updates. Since Hotmail is web based, its users do not need to do anything when Microsoft makes an update. And, Hotmail users would have been notified of changes after signing into their accounts.

Hotmail Mandatory Account update Phishing Scam

The "Hotmail Mandatory Account update" Phising Scam

Mandatory Account update

Microsoft Team <>

Wed 6/12/2019 5:06 AM


Due to recent security updates, your email account needs to be updated to activate new security features in your account.

Update now

You received this email to let you know about important changes to your Account and services.

© 2019

Remember, never click on a link to sign into your Hotmail account. Always go directly to or; after signing in, you will be notified of updates and changes.

Hotmail users who have already been tricked by the "Hotmail Mandatory Account update" phising scam should change their password before their accounts are hijacked and used maliciously.

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