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Phishing Attempt: Web Mail Service Help Desk

SUMMARY: Phishing Attempt: Web Mail Service Help Desk
POSTED ON: 04/26/2013
REPORTER: ITS Help Desk
START TIME: Apr 26 12:37 PM
END TIME: May 27 12:37 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: Web Mail Service Help Desk [mailto:xxxxxxxx@hawaii.edu]
Sent: Thursday, April 25, 2013 9:59 PM
To: undisclosed-recipients:
Subject: Web Mail Service Help Desk

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Attention hawaii.edu User:

Mail Service Are Upgrading Mailbox Quota Storage Limit of all hawaii.edu
User,And we Also want to Re-set Mail Service because of the High Amount Of
Spam Mails We Receive Daily. Mail Service Are Providing A pop - Off block Of
Some Restricted Words, Spam Terms... You May Not Be Able To Send Or Receive
New Mails Until You re-validate your Mailbox.

To re-validate Your Account kindly send to us the below information to
proceed.

1) Your Email Address:
2) Your User Name:
3) Your Password:

Best Regards
Web Mail Service Help Desk.