“Hotmail Accounts Have Been Hacked” Phishing Scam – New
“Hotmail Accounts Have Been Hacked” email message which claims unusual activities have been detected on the recipients’ Hotmail accounts, is sent by scammers. They are being sent by cybercriminals, to steal Microsoft, MSN, Hotmail, Live or Outlook usernames, and passwords.
When you receive such emails, do not click on the links or follow the instructions in it. To access your account, go directly to www.outlook.com or hotmail.com and sign into their accounts.
Never you click on a link to sign into your accounts. The emails take this format:
“The “Hotmail Accounts Have Been Hacked” Phishing Scam
From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, March 19, 2018 5:57 PM
Subject: ALERT Hotmail Accounts Have Been Hacked
You need to call now 1 855-499-5629
We Have Detected Unusual Activity With Your Computer
Your Private Information Is At Risk
Login Has Occurred on 3/19/2018 @ 12:33 PM EST
From IP: 18.104.22.168 Geo Location Found: Eastern Russia
If This Was Not You Please Call Now
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Microsoft users who have already been tricked by the phishing scam are advised to change their passwords immediately.
NB – If you have used your card to purchase anything from any of such websites, contact your bank as soon as possible.