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Phishing Attempt: UPGRADE YOUR MAILBOX

SUMMARY: Phishing Attempt: UPGRADE YOUR MAILBOX
POSTED ON: 05/17/2012
REPORTER: ITS Help Desk
START TIME: May 17 08:07 AM
END TIME: Jun 18 08:07 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: Webmaster Help Desk <upgrade@webmaster.com>
Date: Thursday, May 17, 2012 12:51 am
Subject: UPGRADE YOUR MAILBOX
To: Recipients <upgrade@webmaster.com>

> Dear Webmail User
>
> Your mailbox has exceeded the limit of Quota Usage, which is as
> set by your manager, and access to your mailbox via our mail
> portal will be unavailable for sometime
>
> during this maintenance period.
>
> You will not be able to create new e-mail to send or receive
> again until you validate your mailbox.
>
> To re-validate your mailbox, you can CLICK HERE
> https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dEhwREowbGpvMTdjenlZQkVJYXhuU1E6MQ
>
> Thanks
> System Administrator.
>
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