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Phishing Attempt: Account Update Support!!

SUMMARY: Phishing Attempt: Account Update Support!!
POSTED ON: 07/17/2012
REPORTER: ITS Help Desk
START TIME: Jul 17 09:24 AM
END TIME: Aug 02 02:16 PM
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:

SUBJECT: Account Update Support!!
FROM: helpdesksup2@gmail.com
DATE: Mon, 16 Jul 2012 22:12:00 +0800
TO: undisclosed-recipients: ;

Account Update
Webmail Helpdesk Support Centre

This is to inform you that you have exceeded your email quota limit of 325MB and you need to increase
your email quota limit because in less than 48 hours your email will be disable. Increase your email quota
limit and continue to use your webmail account.

To increase your email quota limit to 2.2GB, you must reply to
(helpdesksup2@gmail.com) this email immediately and enter your account details below.

Username: (**************)
Password: (**************)
Date Of Birth(************).

Failure to do this will immediately render your account deactivated from our database.

Thank you for your understanding.
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