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Phishing Attempt: ACCOUNT UPDATE

SUMMARY: Phishing Attempt: ACCOUNT UPDATE
POSTED ON: 11/07/2012
REPORTER: ITS Help Desk
START TIME: Nov 07 08:05 AM
END TIME: Dec 08 08:05 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: ADMIN <shivkumarloanss@gmail.com>
Subject: ACCOUNT UPDATE
Date: November 7, 2012 5:50:21 PM GMT+09:00
To: undisclosed-recipients:;

Dear Account User

Virus Notification

A DGTFX Virus has been detected in your email folders. Your email account has to be upgraded to our new
Secured DGTFX anti-virus 2013 version to prevent damages to your computer and our email servers.
To verify and upgrade your account is very easy, just click your reply button and fill out the columns below and send back to us immediately,

Your Full Email Address:
Password:
Reconfirm Your Password:

Note that your password will be encrypted with 1024-bit RSA keys for your safety. If you fail to follow our instructions we will immediately delete your email account to avoid spreading of this dangerous virus.

ADMIN