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Phishing Attempt: Emergency Information

SUMMARY: Phishing Attempt: Emergency Information
POSTED ON: 05/29/2014
REPORTER: ITS Help Desk
START TIME: May 29 11:38 AM
END TIME: Jun 30 11:38 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" <xxxxx@hawaii.edu>
To: "Administrator" <xxxxx@hawaii.edu>
Subject: Emergency Information
Date: Thu, 22 May 2014 18:39:16 -0600

Emergency Information

Your safety is our priority.

We recently discovered some type of unusual activity in your account email,
as a result,
all email users are encouraged to update your e-mail within
24 hours of receiving the e-mails using the link below <<
to http://emailupgrade00012.mywebcommunity.org/upgrade.php >>
confirm that your email address is up to date with these requirements
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 cooperation.

Regards,

IT help desk
é 2014