I used to be a Hotmail user when I first encountered internet but made a switch over to Google Gmail after comparing the time to load both sites. Somehow, everything about Google is fast to me even their web browser, Google Chrome.
Although I am no longer a Hotmail user, I still read news about them. This morning, I stumbled into Naked Security feeds where the headline mentioned something about Hotmail phishing email and I took some time to read about the news.
The headline says “Hotmail Verification Account” where this trick is pretty famous since long time ago. It happened to Facebook, Twitter and many other online service provider. To me, I don’t really bother about this type of email because I am very sure it is going to be fake.
Just for your information, this specific phishing email requires you to provide your username, password, date of birth and the country that you are living. Remember this, Hotmail or any other service provider do not need you to provide your password.
Even when you are resetting password, some don’t even want to know your previous password. It is already sufficient if they validate you via email or some security questions.
Identity theft is pretty common today and you should always stay aware of the latest security news. You can do so by joining the IT Security Column Facebook Page or Subscribe to the RSS of this blog. Just in case if you are interested with the email content, just refer to the image below.
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