IT Services Alerts - Phishing email with subject 'Urgent Announcement To All Students,Staff and Faculty', April 22nd

First Posted: Tuesday, 22nd April 2014, 10.15am

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: XXXX XXXX
Date: 20 April 2014 13:58:04 GMT+1
To: XXXX XXXX
Subject: Urgent Announcement To All Students,Staff and Faculty
Reply-To: XXXX XXXX

Dear Student, Faculty, Staff
Due to high numbers of inactive portal accounts on our server, you are urged to validate your po rtal account within a week after receiving this e-mail, by using the validation link: Click Here and login to your account to confirm that your portal account is active.
Failure to update will process your account being temporarily blocked or suspended from the network and may not be able to receive.
Do not ignore this message to avoid termination of your portal account. Thanks for your co-operation.

Yours sincerely,
XXXX XXXX
Berkeley Library
Trinity College Dublin
Email: xxxx

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