Watch out for a phish mail in circulation which has a hankering for Outlook accounts.

The email reads as follows:

Dear Microsoft User,

Please note we have temporary blocked your account from receiving e-mails, because we detected fraudulent and spam
activities from your mail box to some blacklisted email address, So for your own safety verify your account.

If a verification respond is not gotten from you in the next 24 hours, we are sorry we will be forced to permanently disable
and delete your account from Microsoft Account.

To verify your Microsoft account, Click Here

We regret Any inconvenience.

Thanks,
The Microsoft account team

Clicking the link in the email – sbmarticles(dot)com/Z-zone/SigrypAmt2nd(dot)htm, which has already popped up on Phishtank – takes potential victims to a spot of data URI phishing.

URI Phish attempt

Don’t be tricked into filling in login details via these types of attack – any email asking you to login or enter personal information (especially when warning you about account suspensions, unusual activity or any other form of shenanigans) should be treated with a generous helping of caution.

Christopher Boyd