Scam Of The Week: MSN/Hotmail

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It’s a new year and you’d like to think that your users are getting smarter about clicking on phishing links and not fall for recycled tricks by cyber criminals. Unfortunately, there is a new attack this week that’s been used before but people are falling for it in droves.

This is the attack, an email which claims to come from the “Windows Live Team” and warns Hotmail/MSN users that their account is at risk of immediate closure after different computers logged into it, and multiple attempts were made to guess the password.

The email, which has the subject line “CONFIRMATION ALERT RESET (2013)” and comes from an unofficial-looking @msn.com email address, urges the user to reply via email with their full name, username, password, date of birth, and country in order to confirm their identity.

 

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