Monday, May 14, 2012 0 comments
Hotmail users are advised not to open any kind of account alert email. A new phishing attack is trying to steal login details of hotmail users. Users are getting email entitled “E-mail account alert!” which warned users that their accounts have been blocked. It also contain a link to verify and unblock account. Clicking on the link takes users to a website which asks users to enter their login details.
The message in email reads:
This e-mail has been sent to you by Hotmail to inform you that your account has been blocked.
Why are you seeing this? Someone may have used your account to send out a lot of junk messages (or something else that violates the Windows Live Terms of Service). We're here to help you get your account back. What do you need to do?
We'll ask you to login to our secured activation page by following the link below and re-activate your account.
[Link to phishing website]
If you have already confirmed your account information then please disregard this message.
Users who falls in the scam and click on the link are taken to a fake web page with login form of Windows Live login. If user enters login id and password, he will be taken to the legitimate website.
This is not a new scam for hotmail users. We have already seen many phishing scam for gmail, Facebook, windows Live and hotmail. users only need to see the link before giving login details.