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Thursday, 25 August 2011

ALERT: Windows Live Phish

There's another phish doing the rounds lately it seems, this time targetting Windows Live users.

If you've received an e-mail similar to the following, click "Mark As" > "Phishing Scam" and delete it - DO NOT CLICK THE LINK!

Windows-Live - Account ALERT! - *Re-activate your account* (24-Aug)?

Dear (email address),

We are sending you this e-mail because Microsoft SmartScreen Technology has detected that your account information is not correct.

This may be because your Hotmail account was accessed from an unfamiliar computer or you have made changes in your account information.

Due , to this you will need to re-activate it your account by simply logging in on the following link: <>

Failure to activate your account in 24 hours may result in permanent account suspension.
In most situations, you should be able to activate your account in less than one minute.
WindowsLive Security Team
Microsoft respects your privacy. Please read our online Privacy Statement.

© 2011 Microsoft Corporation.

Microsoft Corporation
One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA 98052

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Hat tip to my friend William for the heads up!

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