Office of Information Technology

Phishing Alert | Email Subject: "Technical Support"


OIT has been receiving notices of a phishing email making it's way into people inboxes.  The email reports the recipient may be infected with spyware and directs them to a non-University login page.


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 go a web form.  The form asks for Email and Password.

If you provided your Username and Password, you should immediately change your password using ELMO.

Phishing Indications

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

  • The email is not from OIT.
  • The email signature does not reference OIT.
  • A notice about spyware infection would not be in email.
  • The login page is not a University of Alaska login page.
  • The form URL is not a University of Alaska address. redirects to

Please be aware of the addresses for your login pages.

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