Microsoft warns of latest Windows Live Hotmail Phishing Scam

Microsoft is warning Windows Live Hotmail users of a recent phishing scam that asks for the person's username, password, date of birth, and country or territory. It's not clear why the software giant has taken the time to warn users of this particular phishing scam, as this definitely isn't the first Microsoft- or Hotmail-related one.

Hopefully, it has nothing to do with its success rate, but it's likely due to the fact that the e-mail claims it is from the Windows Live Hotmail team, both in the signature and at the start: "This Email is from Hotmail Customer Care and we are sending it to every Hotmail Email User Accounts Owner for safety."

Link: Arstechnica.

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