Hacker with Microsoft email address??

Will B 1 Reputation point
2021-05-17T09:37:44.903+00:00

I am attempting to communicate with Microsoft support regarding an email proposing blackmail due to hacked material which would embarrass the victim.
The email address is
hacker@microsoft-security.com
This looks like it comes from Microsoft to me.
Why are they not replying to my reporting of this matter??
Allocated Microsoft case # 1022584059
I am again requesting an update.
Can this group possibly understand why I am not getting a response?
My report is commonplace and unresolved so too hard bin??
I hope not.
Rgds
Will B.

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  1. Dave Patrick 426K Reputation points MVP
    2021-05-17T12:28:23.14+00:00

    This looks like it comes from Microsoft to me.

    No. it does not come from microsoft corp.
    https://www.godaddy.com/whois/results.aspx?checkAvail=1&tmskey=tmskey%3D123&domain=microsoft-security.com

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  2. Kapil Arya 7,401 Reputation points MVP
    2021-05-18T04:57:35.117+00:00

    Hello,

    The email address you mentioned is not from Microsoft. The owner of domain is not Microsoft Corporation. It is some else using name of Microsoft named domain to hack users.

    Whois details for your mentioned email address domain: https://www.whois.com/whois/microsoft-security.com

    Whois details for Microsoft official domain: https://www.whois.com/whois/microsoft.com

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  3. Ronnie Rinehart 1 Reputation point
    2021-05-18T05:29:29.39+00:00

    @Will B
    I always recommend checking the headers of the email. Just because Microsoft is in the display name and/or the “envelope from” doesn’t mean it’s actually from Microsoft.

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/view-internet-message-headers-in-outlook-cd039382-dc6e-4264-ac74-c048563d212c

    Using a header analyzer will make it easier to read

    Microsoft Header Analyzer
    https://mha.azurewebsites.net/

    Additionally this may help to identify further spam and phishing emails.

    Spam/Phishing training
    https://community.spiceworks.com/how_to/89013-handle-spam-email-for-training-end-users

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  4. Miles 1,246 Reputation points
    2021-05-18T07:42:06.147+00:00

    Hi

    This e-mail comes from 3rd party corporation.

    Please be aware of the significance of data protection.
    Do not trust the email from the unknown party.
    Do not disclose the password to a third party.
    Please update the firewall on time.

    If you have any confusion , please do not hesitate to make contact with Microsoft support .

    Best regards
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  5. Dave Patrick 426K Reputation points MVP
    2021-05-18T13:17:13.59+00:00

    Just checking if there's any progress or updates?

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