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Microsoft Phishing Email Watch Out UNB

Author: ITS

Posted on Jun 8, 2016

Category: General Interest , IT Security Alerts

Recently reported at UNB, the latest phishing scam is coming via what appears to be a Microsoft email.

The email is informing recipients—supposedly on behalf of Microsoft—of a new update that is important to “keep your email clean and safe”. The email gives instructions to click on a link in order to enable the necessary updates. It also warns that failure to complete the task will result in having your account suspended.

*View a sample of the “Microsoft” phishing scam by logging in to IT Security’s Phishing Examples webpage.

Make note of phishing email warning signs such as an odd “sent from” email address, the use of long, unfamiliar links, as well as the writing style (although not all phishing emails will necessarily seem unprofessional).

If you’ve received an email that seems suspicious, do not respond or click any links; instead, delete it and report it to the ITS Help Desk immediately.

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