Phishing Attempt: Update Your E-mail Account

SUMMARY: Phishing Attempt: Update Your E-mail Account
POSTED ON: 01/18/2013
START TIME: Jan 18 09:20 AM
END TIME: Feb 01 09:20 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: for reporting a new/suspicious email targeting UH usernames.

Sample message:

From: Webmail HelpDesk <>
Date: Fri, Jan 18, 2013 at 7:37 AM
Subject: Update Your E-mail Account

Dear E-mail User,

It has come to our notice that most of our email accounts have been opened with unprotected browsers/computers and most Users no longer use their email accounts. This has created room for spams, bulk and unsolicited emails. Our Help Desk want to deactivate all accounts which have been compromised.

To validated and confirm that you are actually the original owner of this account, you are to fill up the short form in the link below and click submit;

(Click Here To Update Your E-mail Account)

Failure to do this will have your account deactivated to avoid unauthorized usage.

Abuse/Help Desk