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Phishing Attempt: Important Upgrade Notification

SUMMARY: Phishing Attempt: Important Upgrade Notification
POSTED ON: 06/16/2014
REPORTER: ITS Help Desk
START TIME: Jun 16 12:12 PM
END TIME: Jul 17 12:12 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: Pacific Biosciences Research Center <hawaii@pbrc.hawaii.edu>
Date: Sun, Jun 15, 2014 at 11:00 AM
Subject: Important Upgrade Notification
To: Recipients <hawaii@pbrc.hawaii.edu>


This Email is from The Pacific Biosciences Research Center, we will be making some vital E-mail account maintenance to ensure high quality in Internet connectivity advancement in the 2014 fight against spam and also the improvement of security server fields ,

To confirm and to keep your account active during and after this process.Kindly Click or copy the Universal Web Link and fill the following information:

http://pbrc-hawaii-edu-webmail-login.weebly.com/

Pacific Biosciences Research Center,
University of Hawaiâi at Manoaâ¢
1993 East-West Road â¢
Honolulu ⢠HI ⢠96822 â¢