Microsoft Account Phishing email leads to Malware infection

Garreg Ddu

Staff member
The header is forged and the message does not come from Microsoft

Subject: Microsoft account security alert
To: Recipients <>
From: "Microsoft account team" <>
Date: Tue, 05 May 2020 11:27:38 -0700

Microsoft account

Microsoft account security alert

We noticed that your hotmail account is being used to send out junk messages that violated our Terms of Service. If you're not sure this was you, or maybe somebody else might have been using it. To avoid loosing your account, please review your recent activity and we'll help you take corrective action. If ignored your account will be short down permanently.
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The Microsoft account team

The links lead to a site which tries to dowwnload a virus as well as stealing your Microsoft account login details. The site is blocked now by Netcraft, Google, FireFox and your anti-virus should protect you.