"Yahoo Scheduled Maintenance" Phishing Scam
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The "Yahoo Scheduled Maintenance" Phishing Scam
----- Forwarded Message -----
From: Yahoo! <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sunday, June 2, 2019, 8:08:03 PM GMT+2
Subject: 🚫❗ [ Scheduled Maintenance ]
Dear Yahoo! Member,
Due to congestion in all Yahoo! Mail users account, there shall be a removal exercise of all used and unused Yahoo Accounts.
Yahoo! required you Click Here to validate your account immediately.
Yahoo - login
Once the cybercriminals have received the stolen Yahoo usernames and passwords, they will use it to hijack their potential victims’ accounts and use the accounts fraudulently. This is why Yahoo user should never click on links in email messages to sign into their accounts, they should instead, go directly to https://mail.yahoo.com and sign into their email accounts from there. If there is someone that needs to be done their accounts, they will be notified after signing in.
Yahoo users whose accounts have already been hijacked are asked to go to https://mail.yahoo.com and click the "Trouble signing in?" link for help regaining access to their accounts.
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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