IT Services Alerts - Phishing emails with subject 'helpdesk' or with blank subject

Updated: Monday, 16th March 2015, 11am

IS Services has received reports of two phishing messages in circulation, as shown below.  Please ignore these emails should you receive them as they are fraudulent and are 'phishing' attempts.  The emails should be deleted.  If you have replied to these emails or clicked on the links 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: helpdesk

Dear Webmail User,

We hereby announce to you, that your email account has exceeded its  storage limit. You will not be unable to send and receive mails and your email account will be deleted from our server. To avoid this problem, you are advised to fill the form: click HERE

Web Provider.

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Subject:

Access to you email will be restricted until you re-validate.
click here  to re-validate your inbox.

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