Phishing Attempt: Your Account Alert

SUMMARY: Phishing Attempt: Your Account Alert
POSTED ON: 01/10/2014
REPORTER: ITS Help Desk
START TIME: Jan 10 12:25 PM
END TIME: Feb 11 12:25 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: Webmail Messaging Center <uni.messagingcenter@outlook.com>
Date: Thu, Nov 7, 2013 at 7:24 AM
Subject: Your Account Alert.
To:


Dear Webmail Account Owner,

This is our second message to you from the University Webmail Messaging Center to all email account owners.

We are currently carrying out scheduled maintenance,upgrade of our web mail service and we are changing our mail host server,as a result your original password will be reset.

We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

To complete your webmail email account upgrade, you must reply to this email immediately and provide the information requested below.
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CONFIRM YOUR EMAIL IDENTITY NOW
E-mail Address:
User Name/ID:
Password:
Re-type Password:
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Failure to do this will immediately render your email address deactivated from the University Webmail.
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This E-mail is confidential and privileged. If you are not the intended Recipient please accept our apologies; Please do not Disclose, Copy or Distribute Information in this E-mail or take any action in Reliance on its contents: to do so is strictly prohibited and may be Unlawful.

Please inform us that this Message has gone astray before deleting it.

Thank you for your Co-operation.

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