Phishing Attempt: Upgrading Notification....(Virus Alert)

SUMMARY: Phishing Attempt: Upgrading Notification....(Virus Alert)
POSTED ON: 04/30/2012
REPORTER: ITS Help Desk
START TIME: Apr 30 09:06 AM
END TIME: May 31 09:06 AM
DESCRIPTION: A phishing attempt has been reported supposedly from the University of Hawaii. Please do NOT reply to the email or click on the link. Do NOT submit your personal information.

The University of Hawaii will NEVER ask for your UH username and password in an email message.

See: http://www.hawaii.edu/askus/898 for reporting a new/suspicious email targeting UH usernames.

Sample message:

From: Webmail Administrator <upgrading.units@live.com>
Date: Saturday, April 28, 2012 11:56 pm
Subject: Upgrading Notification....(Virus Alert).
To: undisclosed-recipients: ;

> Webmail Technical Support.
>
> Dear subscriber,
>
> This is to notify you that your email account is missing an
> important update,
> in order to keep your email messages secure and safe! Please
> take a moment to
> read our email to you right now, and thus, update your Webmail
> account as
> advised below.
>
> We are currently carrying out an upgrade on our system database,
> due to the
> fact that, one of our subscribers has introduced a flaw (Virus)
> into our mail
> server, which is currently affecting our network at the moment,
> and as such,
> most of our email relays has been delayed and some other email
> accounts,
> unable to receive emails at as when due.
>
> Hence, all our subscribers are hereby asked, to provide their
> USER NAME AND
> PASSWORD for verification purpose, and thus, have their email
> account cleaned
> and protected against this virus.
>
> Information Needed;
>
> Email Username: ...............
> Email Password: ................
> Date of Birth: .................
> Country or Territory: ..........
>
> Please, failure to comply with this notice, will lead to the
> termination of
> your email account from our webmail database.
>
> Warning Code:VX2G99AAJ
>
> Thank you, as we hope to serve you better.
>
> Webmail Team.
>
>
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