Office of Information Technology

Emergency Notice 20 Nov 2013

Overview

OIT has been receiving notices of a phishing email making it's way into people inboxes.  The email states that it is from "The University of Alaska (System)" it is a spoofed uaa@alaska.edu address  . The email asks you to login to a specified URL and to provide account information. It is extremely sophisticated so please be cautious and aware of this phishing attempt.

Reporting

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 e-mail asks the recipient to click on a link and provide personal information

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

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

  • The email is not from OIT it is from a spoofed email address stating that it is from The University of Alaska (System) <uaa@alaska.edu>
  • There is a Google doc/form that requests personal information
  • This is an extremely sophisticated attempt at phishing for information please remain cautious.

As always be aware of phishing attempts, and that we will never ask you via email to fill out any personal information.

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