Using Hotmail, cybercriminals are trying to trick users into giving up their information with emails claiming to come from “The Microsoft account team”. This email informs recipients that their Hotmail account is upgraded to Outlook. It claims that the user’s Hotmail account has expired, and that due to a new system upgrade to Outlook, they need to follow the link, sign in, and re-activate the account.
The link will lead you to a website, whose owners probably do not know they’ve been hacked and had their website taken over.
It’s important to stop and think before you follow links in emails, or put information into a website.