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Phishing Attempt: RE: faculty/staff/student/employee mailbox upgrade routine

SUMMARY: Phishing Attempt: RE: faculty/staff/student/employee mailbox upgrade routine
POSTED ON: 07/31/2013
REPORTER: ITS Help Desk
START TIME: Jul 31 12:30 PM
END TIME: Sep 01 12:30 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: Erin Heffernan <EHeffernan@wheelock.edu>
Date: Wed, Jul 31, 2013 at 2:26 AM
Subject: RE: faculty/staff/student/employee mailbox upgrade routine
To: Erin Heffernan <EHeffernan@wheelock.edu>




Due to our latest IP Security upgrades we have reason to believe that your mail account was accessed by a third party.You are advice to verify this account To avoid loosing access to your account. To verify click UPGRADE
Failure to do this you will have your account deactivated. Protecting your web mail account is our primary concern.

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