Fake Spam email trying to hack hotmail password

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Lots of people these days receive fake and spam email that claim to be coming from Windows Live Hotmail but in fact the email was a spam sent by svgandhi_49. It seems to be an Indian ID, since the email was forwared we couldn’t track IP of the source. Here, follows the received Hotmail Spam email (ditto) that tried to hack hotmail / Windows Live Mail password. Please, be aware of such emails. The following is the ditto of such spam.

From: Windows Microsoft™ Center [mailto:[email protected]] Sent: Thursday, November 19, 2009 6:38 PM
To: [email protected]
Subject: Windows Live Hotmail™ Confirmation ALERT !!!

ACCOUNT@ UPDATED

Dear Account Owner

CONFIRM YOUR WINDOWS LIVE ACCOUNT SERVICES. VERIFY YOUR HOTMAIL ACCOUNT NOW TO AVOID IT CLOSED !!!

This is email from Windows Live Hotmail® and we are sending to all account user for  safety. Due to the anonymous registration of our account which is causing congestion to our service, so we are shutting down some account and your account was among those to be deleted,so the purpose of this email is for you to verify that you are the owner of this account and you are still using it by filling the information below after clicking on the reply button:

User Name:

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.


Account owner that refuses to update his/her account after 48 hours of receiving this warning will lose his or her account permanently.

Sincerely,
The Windows Live Hotmail Team

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  1. j davis says

    If you get one of these emails right click on the email and go to ‘view source’ and send the information to the hotmail abuse team. They have been great about shutting down the accounts of hackers. The more people that do this the safer the internet will be.

  2. Soudenaarde says

    I have got a new one here below. When i hovered the link, i saw the real website you would be directed to. It looks exactly like the real windows live log-in sceen. The link to that page is:
    http://send2vietnam.com/images/hotmail-account/www-hotmail.com-verification/index.htm

    BE CAREFUL NOT TO FILL IN YOUR EMAIL AND PASSWORD!!

    This e-mail has been sent to you by Hotmail inform you that we were unable to verify your account details. This might be due to either of the following reasons:

    1. A recent change in your personal information. (eg: address, phone)
    2. Submitting incorrect information during register process.

    Due to this, to ensure that your email service is not interrupted, we request you to confirm and update your information today by following the link below

    https://login.hotmail.com/config/[email protected]

    If you have already confirmed your information then please disregard this message.

    Regards,
    Hotmail member services

    Thanks for your cooperation.

    ——————————————————————————–
    © 2010 Windows Live inc.

  3. Soudenaarde says

    I have got a new one here below. When i hovered the link, i saw the real website you would be directed to. It looks exactly like the real windows live log-in sceen. The link to that page is:
    http://send2vietnam.com/images/hotmail-account/www-hotmail.com-verification/index.htm

    BE CAREFUL NOT TO FILL IN YOUR EMAIL AND PASSWORD!!

    This e-mail has been sent to you by Hotmail inform you that we were unable to verify your account details. This might be due to either of the following reasons:

    1. A recent change in your personal information. (eg: address, phone)
    2. Submitting incorrect information during register process.

    Due to this, to ensure that your email service is not interrupted, we request you to confirm and update your information today by following the link below

    https://login.hotmail.com/config/[email protected]

    If you have already confirmed your information then please disregard this message.

    Regards,
    Hotmail member services

    Thanks for your cooperation.

    ——————————————————————————–
    © 2010 Windows Live inc.

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