Scam Of The Week: Hotmail MSN

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Scam Of The Week: Hotmail MSN

By Stu Sjouwerman, for KnowBe4.com Security Awareness Training

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 and 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.

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This excerpt appears with permission from knowbe4.com.

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8 thoughts on “Scam Of The Week: Hotmail MSN

  1. Yeah. That is nothing new and they will spam evrybody on your Contact list. Usually changing passwords will take care of it.

  2. This one came through my hotmail and it was someone from the NIH–National Institute of Health and I thought what the heck? Promptly reported it as a phishing scam.

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