IT Services Alerts - Phishing emial with subject 'SUSPECT: General web-mail maintenance', April 10th

First Posted: Thursday, 10th April 2014, 5.05pm

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: Smith, Gina M
Subject: SUSPECT: General web-mail maintenance

General web-mail maintenance
Dear Account Owner,
We want to upgrade all email account scheduled for today as part of our duty to strengthen security of your mailbox. 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,
I T Helpdesk DEPT

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