IT Services Alerts - Phishing email with subject line 'URGENT ACCOUNT UPDATE', February 28th

First Posted: Friday, 28th February 2014, 9.55am

IS Services has received reports of a phishing message in circulation, as shown below.  Please ignore this email should you receive it as it is fraudulent and is a 'phishing' attempt.  The email should be deleted.  If you have replied to this email or clicked on the link contained in the email body please report to the IS Services Helpdesk at the earliest opportunity. An overview of the email content is provided below.  If you would like to know more about phishing attempts please see our overview of phishing.

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From: WEBMAIL UPGRADE
Subject: URGENT ACCOUNT UPDATE

Dear'WEB-MAIL ACCOUNT USER',
We are currently upgrading our database and all accounts need to be verified immediately.To complete your account verification with us,you are required to reply to this email and enter correctly the information's that are requested from you.Fill in your User Name and Password in the space provided below (********)You are mandated to reply to this e-mail within the next 48 hours.Failure to get back to respond will give rise to your Web-mail account been DE-activated from our database.
FULL NAME;
USER-NAME;
PASSWORD;
RE-TYPE PASSWORD;
DATE OF BIRTH;
Emai l: assist.desk21x2014@gmail.com
Thank you for using Web-mail Copyright 2014 © Web Team.
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