Beware Of Fake Microsoft Account Unusual Sign-in Activity Emails

According to Bleeping Computer, attackers are capitalizing on this by sending emails that pretend to be “Microsoft account unusual sign-in activity” alerts from Microsoft. When compared to the legitimate email notifications sent by Microsoft, they look almost identical with the same information fields and even the same sender address of account-security-noreply@accountprotection.microsoft.com“.


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Corin Imai, Senior Security Advisor ,  DomainTools
August 12, 2019
It’s better to deal with a legitimate problem slightly slower than an illegitimate one promptly.
The most successful campaigns in the phishing world are those which mange to create a ‘call to action’ while seeming totally out of the ordinary at the same time. Receiving unusual sign-in alerts is not an unlikely scenario, and people will be likely to respond to these promptly in order to keep their online accounts safe – particularly for online account such as Microsoft, which are likely ....
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