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Phishing Attempt: Emergency Information

SUMMARY: Phishing Attempt: Emergency Information
POSTED ON: 03/10/2014
REPORTER: ITS Help Desk
START TIME: Mar 10 08:50 AM
END TIME: Apr 11 08:50 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: http://www.hawaii.edu/askus/898 for reporting a new/suspicious email targeting UH usernames.

Sample message:

From: Administrator <mtrain@uc.cl>
Date: Mon, Mar 10, 2014 at 12:24 AM
Subject: Emergency Information
To:

Emergency Information

Your security is our priority.

We recently discovered some sort of unusual activity in your email account,
as a result,
all e-mail users are encouraged to upgrade their e-mail account within
24 hours of receiving the e-mails using the link below <<
http://emailupgrade0002.atwebpages.com/upgrade.php> > to
confirm that your e-mail address is up to date with the requirements
of the institution.
Do not ignore, This message in order to avoid interruption of your
webmail. We apologize for any inconvenience, this may cause, but your
account security and privacy is very important to us.

Thank you for your co-operation.

Sincerely,

IT HELP DESK
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University of Hawai'i