New Phishing Scam
I’ve been receiving a ton of phishing scams in my email inbox lately from banks, insurance companies and now, Microsoft.
The subject line says something about an “Update for Microsoft Outlook” (I’ve received 3 or 4 with different subject lines) but don’t buy into it – it’s another phishing attempt. Look at the picture below and notice where the link leads in the status bar on the bottom left…
If you can’t read it, it says http://update.microsoft.com.illlhi1.com/
This is a normal ploy for phishers, using subdomains to create a legitimate looking URL, but the actual domain is illlhi1.com, not Microsoft.
A word to the wise – DON’T click on links in emails from banks, insurance companies or even Microsoft.