Office of Information Technology

Subject:Emergency Notice, 10 November 2013

Overview

OIT has been receiving notices of a phishing email making it's way into people inboxes.  The email reports that you have been sending "SPAM" messages possibly from a hacker and states that we have restricted access to certain feature in your account. The email asks you to login to a specified URL and to provide account information to reactivate your account.

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.

Here are a few of the things to look for when identifying this message as phishing:
  • The email is not from OIT
  • States that you are sending spam messages and may have been hacked
  • States that you have some features of your account restricted until you prove email ownership.

This is a very sophisticated phishing attempt, use caution and best judgment when it comes to phishing.

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