"Outlook Account has been Defaulted" Phishing Scam

Outlook Account has been Defaulted Phishing Scam

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Cybercriminals are sending out the "Outlook Account has been Defaulted" 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.

The "Outlook Account has been Defaulted" Phising Scam

From: Outlook Team <Tcybersoft@gmail.com>

Sent: Wednesday, June 12, 2019 1:24:55 AM


Your account has been defaulted, we are sorry for the inconveniences kindly reconfirm your login for security reasons .


We are signing you out shortly if not reconfirmed.

Microsoft Corporation &#65533; One Microsoft Way &#65533; Redmond, WA 98052

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

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

For victims whose accounts have already been hijacked, they may click here for help.

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers or other information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.

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"Outlook Account has been Defaulted" Phishing Scam