If you use yahoo mail, you might have received or may still receive, if you haven’t, a warning mail, supposedly from a tech support staff working on behalf of AT&T/Yahoo. The mail warns you that your AT%T/Yahoo version is expired, and actually threatens to deactivate your account if your don’t take action within a specified time. Below is a copy of the mail:
Your At&t/Yahoo Mail version is outdated and has expired.
Failure to Upgrade to the newest At&t/Yahoo Mail 10 now will result to a permanent account closure.
According to provision 20.1 of Terms and Conditions, At&t/Yahoo may at anytime terminate its services for accounts.
Visit ITS Help-Desk Here update and accept our new terms and conditions.
Note: Failure to comply with 48hrs might lead to permanent deactivation.
Yahoo! AT&T Mail team
Don’t pay attention to that. It is one of those hungry guys out there, looking for whom they may devour. In fact, if you check the sender, it also almost looks credible. One of them that was used to send a mail to me was email@example.com. It sounds like authentic right? But it’s all phish! If you check the link they have added for you to follow in order to update your so-called AT&T/Yahoo mail version, it’s really weird; ‘https://pxi.humanbiom-project.com/transport/yahoo/login.php’.
The tactic employed is that they have created a page or category, which they named ‘yahoo’, and added it to the phishing URL so when you spot it, you will feel safe, plus the mail address of the sender, which seems authentic but it’s just a professional mail or something that might have been hacked.
So please, stay safe online. Don’t click links that you haven’t verified the story they front.