Microsoft warning its Windows Live Hotmail users about the latest phishing scam. Attackers are sending E-Mail messages to Windows Live Hotmail user asking them to verify their E-Mail accounts and asking Their User Name, Password, Date of Birth and their Country. The Message looks like this.
Subject: Hotmail Warning (Verify Your Hotmail Account now To Avoid It Closed)
Date: Sun, 10 Aug 2008 19:28:54 +0000
Dear Account User
This Email is from Hotmail Customer Care and we are sending it to every Hotmail Email User Accounts Owner for safety. we are having congestions due to the anonymous registration of Hotmail accounts so we are shutting down some Hotmail accounts and your account was among those to be deleted. We are sending you this email to so that you can verify and let us know if you still want to use this account. If you are still interested please confirm your account by filling the space below.Your User name, password, date of birth and your country information would be needed to verify your account.
Due to the congestion in all Hotmail users and removal of all unused Hotmail Accounts, Hotmail would be shutting down all unused Accounts, You will have to confirm your E-mail by filling out your Login Information below after clicking the reply button, or your account will be suspended within 24 hours for security reasons.
* Username: …………………………
* Password: …………………………..
* Date of Birth: ……………………….
* Country Or Territory: …………….
After following the instructions in the sheet, your account will not be interrupted and will continue as normal. Thanks for your attention to this request. We apologize for any inconveniences.
Warning!!! Account owner that refuses to update his/her account after two weeks of receiving this warning will lose his or her account permanently.
The Windows Live Hotmail
As Microsoft warning its Windows Live Hotmail users about this scam but i have not get any such mail till the writing of this post.
What Microsoft say about this mail
Please be aware that a new phish message is being sent stating that it is from the Hotmail team. This is not a legitimate mail and you should not respond.
Remember, we will never ask you to verify your account in this manner.