I received this email this morning. Is it genuine?
From: Email Admin ,[deleted]@hotmail.com
To: firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.com
We recently upgraded our software database; You're required to confirm usage of your email to avoid disconnection.
Kindly confirm your email above to keep using our service.
Virgin Media Management
[MOD EDIT: email edited in case it's an innocent email being used. Link edited to avoid accidental data input]
Blueyonder Update Hi User, I received this email from System Management removed You are required to update your Mail Account as the check on inventory shows action on your account is required. removed Please do not ignore this to avoid account timing out within 24hrs.
Am I right to assume it's phishing?
Yes, there are many similar examples reported by the internet security team in the Security forum.
I'm a Very Insightful Person, I'm here to share knowledge, I don't work for Virgin Media, I'm a VM customer. There are no guarantees that my advice will work. Learn more
Have I helped? Click Mark as Helpful Answer or use Kudos to say thanks
No, this was a scam email. Follows a similar kind of pattern to others in VM's security bulletins
That's a scam.
Genuine emails from Virgin Media would be sent from an @VirginMedia.com (or very similar) address. Never a hotmail one.
Not to mention the "click here to update your details" - that's a classic phishing technique.
Delete the email.
I'm a Very Insightful Person, I'm here to share knowledge, I don't work for Virgin Media. Learn more