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Phishing Attempt: Email Shutdown Notice

SUMMARY: Phishing Attempt: Email Shutdown Notice
POSTED ON: 07/23/2012
REPORTER: ITS Help Desk
START TIME: Jul 23 10:06 AM
END TIME: Aug 02 02:19 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:

From: WebTeam <webm@waypointconsulting.org>
Date: Sun, Jul 22, 2012 at 2:44 AM
Subject: Email Shutdown Notice
To:


Dear Email Account Owner,

This message is from the Webmail messaging center to all email account owners. We are currently carrying out an upgrade on our system, hence it has come to our notice that one of our subscribers Infected our Network with a worm like virus and it is affecting Our database.


We are also having congestions due to the anonymous registration of accounts, so we are shutting down some
accounts, and your account was among those to be that needs to be updated due to this condition.


To resolve this problem all subscribers must reply to this email immediately, and enter your User Name here
(**********) And Password Here (************) to have them Cleared against this virus.

Failure to comply will lead to the termination of your Email Account.

Hoping to serve you better.

Webmail Support