IT Services Alerts - Phishing email with subject 'FW: Trinity College Dublin', January 30th

First Posted: Friday, 30th January 2015, 9.30am

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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Subject: FW: Trinity College Dublin
From: austenwingerfinancialfirm@googlemail.com On Behalf Of Help Desk
Sent: 30 January 2015 08:41
Subject: Trinity College Dublin

Your email account has to be upgraded to our new tcd.ie WebMail (IMP 5.0) High Speed Internet Webmail Secured DGTFX anti-virus 2015 version to prevent damages to our tcd.ie WebMail (IMP 5.0) High Speed Internet Webmail log and your important files.Click the link below and upgrade your account or your email account will be terminated to avoid spread of the virus.

CLICK HERE

Director of Web Technical Team.
Note that your password will be encrypted with 1024-bit RSA keys for your password safety.

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