Phishing Attempt: Validate your account

SUMMARY: Phishing Attempt: Validate your account
POSTED ON: 10/04/2012
START TIME: Oct 04 01:44 PM
END TIME: Oct 19 01:44 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: for reporting a new/suspicious email targeting UH usernames.

Sample message:

From: University Messaging Certer <>
Date: Thu, Oct 4, 2012 at 1:14 PM
Subject: Validate your account

Dear Webmail Account Owner,

This message is from the University Messaging Center to all email account owners.
We are currently carrying out scheduled maintenance,upgrade of our web mail service and we are changing our mail host server,as a result your original password will be reset.
We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.
To complete your webmail email account upgrade, you must reply to this email immediately and provide the information requested below.
E-mail Address:
User Name/ID:
Re-type Password:
Failure to do this will immediately render your email address deactivated from the University Webmail.

This E-mail is confidential and privileged. If you are not the intended Recipient please accept our apologies; Please do not Disclose, Copy or Distribute Information in this E-mail or take any action in Reliance on its contents: to do so is strictly prohibited and may be Unlawful.
Please inform us that this Message has gone astray before deleting it.
Thank you for your Co-operation.
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