IT Services Alerts - Phishing email with subject 'IT Notification', March 14th

First Posted: Friday, 14th March 2014, 10.45am

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.

IS Services

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From: Pallares, Rebecca [RPallares@coh.org]
Subject: IT Notification

As part of our duty to strengthening our security and improving your overall mail experience, we have detected your mail settings is out of date. We want to upgrade all email account scheduled for today. To Complete this procedure, CLICK HERE to upgrade your account to Outlook Web Apps 2014. If your settings is not updated today, your account will be inactive and cannot send or receive message any longer.
Sincerely,
Mail Service Team.

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*SECURITY/CONFIDENTIALITY WARNING:
This message and any attachments are intended solely for the individual or entity to which they are addressed. This communication may contain information that is privileged, confidential, or exempt from disclosure under applicable law (e.g., personal health information, research data, financial information). Because this e-mail has been sent without encryption, individuals other than the intended recipient may be able to view the information, forward it to others or tamper with the information without the knowledge or consent of the sender. If you are not the intended recipient, or the employee or person responsible for delivering the message to the intended recipient, any dissemination, distribution or copying of the communication is strictly prohibited. If you received the communication in error, please notify the sender immediately by replying to this message and deleting the message and any accompanying files from your system. If, due to the security risks, you do not wish to receive further communications via e-mail, please reply to this message and inform the sender that you do not wish to receive further e-mail from the sender. (fpc5p)
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