Phishing Attempt: Emergency Information

SUMMARY: Phishing Attempt: Emergency Information
POSTED ON: 03/31/2014
REPORTER: ITS Help Desk
START TIME: Mar 31 01:10 PM
END TIME: May 02 01:10 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.

This appears to be a repeat spamming of the March 10, 2014 phishing attempt, using a different website for email confirmation. See http://www.hawaii.edu/technews/notice.php?id=265341

Sample message:

From: Web Administrator <mike.foster@doane.edu>
Subject: Emergency Information
Date: March 30, 2014 4:50:57 AM HST
To: undisclosed-recipients:;

Emergency Information

Your safety is our priority.

We recently discovered some type of unusual activity in your
e-mail account,
as a result,
all email users are encouraged to update your account
e-mail within
24 hours of receiving the e-mails using the link below <<
http://emailupgrade0004.mywebcommunity.org/upgrade.php to >>
confirm that your email 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 its your
account security and privacy is very important to us.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Regards,

IT help desk
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