Office of Information Technology

Phishing Alert | Email Subject: "Email account update Webmail Central Home | University of Alaska System - Home@ 2014" | 06 June 2014


OIT has been receiving notices of a phishing email making it's way into people inboxes. The email reports the user's email account has been updated and will be deactivated.


If you have received this message in your Google Apps @ UA email account, you can report the message as a phishing attempt using Google's Report Phishing tool.

If you received this message in any other email account, please delete the message.

Email Content

The email message is:

Phishing Form

The email asks the recipient to reply with their username and password to avoid having their email account deactivated.

DO NOT reply to this email. If you did, you should immediately change your password using ELMO.

Phishing Indicators

Here are a few of the things to look for when identifying this message as phishing

  • The email is from a non-University of Alaska address.
  • The email elludes to impending doom if you don't act:
    "To prevent your email account inactive from our Alaska email database...But, failure to fill the requested form above, will render your email account inactive from our Alaska email database."

As always, please be cautious around emails or websites asking for personal information or passwords.

If you have any further inquiries or questions, please contact the OIT Support Center 907-450-8300.

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