If you use Microsoft Outlook for reading your email, you will want to be on the lookout for an email message that appears to be generated by the Microsoft Outlook application. It asks you to click on a link to “reconfigure your settings.” This is not possible in the first place, and will instead take you to a website that will attempt to download and install some form of malware to take control of your computer and steal your information.
Those of you who use something other than Outlook are not immune – clicking on the link will infect you too. It’s just that even getting an Outlook message should put you on your guard.
When in doubt – check it out. You can always forward suspicious email messages to Virus Total for analysis. Just forward the message to email@example.com.Share