Office of Information Technology

Phishing Alert | Email Subject: "Emergency Notice"

Overview

OIT has been receiving notices of a phishing email making it's way into people inboxes.  The email reports the recipient's account must be updated, and asks for Name and Password.

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.

Phishing Indications

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

  • The email is not from OIT.
  • There is both English and Spanish written after the Signature
  • Asks you to click a link and provide personal information
  • "We have currently restricted access until you prove email ownership
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