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Windows 10 warning: Microsoft fans put on alert about sneaky scam

Windows 10 fans are being warned about a new scam that attempts to trick people into handing over usernames and passwords.

The latest scam is targeting those that use Microsoft’s OneDrive cloud hosting service.

OneDrive is integrated into the Windows 10 experience and offers up to 5GB of free storage for documents, photos and other files in the cloud.

The phishing scam starts when a OneDrive user is sent a message claiming to be an alert from their email server.

as highlighted in a post by BleepingComputer, this is just a way for cybercriminals to phish for sensitive login details.

Once a OneDrive username and password is entered into the fake site the attackers will be able to retrieve it later.

One of the biggest giveaways that this is all part of a scam is the URL for the alleged OneDrive login page.

The URL for the page users are taken to is not an official Microsoft address and doesn’t even attempt to hide it.

A screenshot of the fake OneDrive page posted by Bleeping Computer shows the URL not even mentioning OneDrive or Microsoft.

If you have been tricked by this OneDrive scam then Microsoft has a page online for reporting any online cons.

Click here to be directed to the page you need to visit to report a scam to Microsoft.

They also offer advice on what to do if you’ve already fallen victim to a scam.

Microsoft advises…

• Uninstall applications that scammers have asked you to install

• If you have given scammers access, consider resetting your device

• Run a full scan with Windows Security to remove any malware

• Apply all security updates as soon as they are available. To see available updates, select the Start button, then select Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update

• Change your passwords

• Call your credit card provider to contest the charges if you have already paid

• Monitor logon activity. Use Windows Defender Firewall to block traffic to services that you would not normally access

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