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Elizabeth II: what is this scam that uses the death of the queen?

Criminals take advantage of the death of Queen Elizabeth II to extract personal information from users who want to pay tribute to her. By pretending to be the company Microsoft, hackers take advantage of the sentimental attachment of the British.

All means are good. A week after the death of Queen Elizabeth II, a virtual scam aims to extort personal information from Internet users who wish to pay tribute to their deceased sovereign.

The anarque takes the form of an email, supposedly sent by Microsoft. Victims are invited to post a message on a site dedicated to the memory of Queen Elizabeth II.

To register their words, the user must enter their Microsoft credentials. The web page being fake, once the action is done, the hackers steal email address and password, personal data which can then be resold.

To warn UK subjects, the UK National Cyber ​​Security Center (NCSC) has posted a warning message on its website.

It asks Internet users “to be alert to emails, text messages and other communications regarding the death of Her Majesty The Queen and arrangements for her funeral”.