Look out! Outlook phishing form spammed out

Filed Under: Phishing, Spam

Are you an Outlook user? Have you received a message telling you that your account needs to be reconfigured, and requesting that you enter your username and password?

Here's an email message that we have seen sent out to internet users:

Outlook phishing email

Subject: Notification from Microsoft Outlook - please read

Message body:
Dear Microsoft Outlook username,

Please download and open attachment to reconfigure your Microsoft Outlook information again.

If you do make the mistake of opening the attached file, you will be presented with a form which asks you for all the information a remote hacker would need to access your email account.

Outlook phishing form

Don't make it easy for the phishers, the spammers, the identity thieves and hackers to break into your online accounts. Messages like this should always be treated as highly suspicious.

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One Response to Look out! Outlook phishing form spammed out

  1. Olly ยท 1222 days ago

    If you think about it logically, how would you even receive the email if your account needed to be reconfigured.

    You know this is going to fool A LOT of ignorant people....

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