Phishing Attempt: Your Webmail Account is on Restriction

SUMMARY: Phishing Attempt: Your Webmail Account is on Restriction
POSTED ON: 12/18/2012
REPORTER: ITS Help Desk
START TIME: Dec 18 03:30 PM
END TIME: Jan 19 03:30 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: University of Hawaii <UHaccess@hawaii.edu>
Subject: Your Webmail Account is on Restriction
Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2012 01:43:35 +0100


University of Hawaii
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We detected irregular action on your e-mail system on December 16, 2012.

As the Primary owner, you must verify your account activity before you can continue using your account, and upon verification, we will remove any restrictions placed on your account.

click on the link below:

https://mail.hawaii.edu/login

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You can also forward your mail from any other e-mail accounts to your Webmail account so that your contacts won't have to memorize a new e-mail address and you can access all of your mail in one place. You can find forwarding instructions for your other e-mail accounts in their online documentation.

Webmail service has reserved a system maintenance window of Saturdays from 4:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. that will be used only if Webmail service needs to perform any work that will take the system off-line. Otherwise, the e-mail system will be available around the clock.


Thank You,

University of Hawaii