IT Services Alerts - Phishing email with subject 'Help desk', August 27th

Updated: Thursday, 27th August 2015, 9.20am

There is another variant of the fraudulent email below in circulation which replaces 'FSU' with 'Tcd.ie'.  Please ignore this email should you receive it.  If you have replied to this email or clicked on the link contained in the email body then please contact the IT Services Helpdesk at the earliest opportunity.

First Posted: Monday, 24th August 2015, 10am

IT 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 IT 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.

IT Services

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From: info@fsu.edu

Subject: Help desk

Due to the congestion in all Fsu Webmail Account and removal of all unused Webmail Accounts, admin would be shutting  down all  unused Accounts, You will have to confirm your E-mail by filling out your Login Information below, or your  account will be suspended within 24 hours for security reasons.

To activate your account, fill the details below to upgrade your account.

User Name:

Email Id:

Password:

Failure to do this will render your account been disabled in the next 24 hours.

Thank you.

The FSU Webmail Team.

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