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Phishing Attempt: Urgent Announcement

SUMMARY: Phishing Attempt: Urgent Announcement
POSTED ON: 08/09/2012
REPORTER: ITS Help Desk
START TIME: Aug 09 11:12 AM
END TIME: Aug 23 11:12 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:

Date: Thu, 09 Aug 2012 17:36:16 -0300
From: "hawaii.edu HelpDesk" <nonreply@hawaii.edu>
To: undisclosed-recipients:;
Subject: Urgent Announcement

Dear E-mail user,

We wish to inform you all that we are updating our e-mail database and
website.
Thus, the exclusion of all unused email accounts to create more space for new
accounts. To ensure you do not lose your account during this period,
you should
confirm that your account is still active, respond to this mail urgently.
Click the secured link below and fill the requires filed to be updated:

Click here: http://my-puerto-vallarta.com/form/use/2012Emailupgrade/form1.html

NOTE: This information will help us also upgraded your account to our new F-
Secure anti-virus/anti-spam 2012/2013 version.Your password will be
encrypted with more secured keys bits for your security against hackers.
Do not ignore this message else your account will be block after two days of
this Notice.
Thank you.
Hawaii.edu/ E-mail Support Team
www.hawaii.edu

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