IT Services Alerts - Fraudulent email from 'System,Admin []'

First Posted: Monday, 16th January 2012, 3pm

Several users have reported receiving the email outlined 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.

IS Services Helpdesk

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From: ::System,Admin []

Subject: Re:Staff/Students!


Please be advise that new programs and updates have been
recently added to the University email system to prevent phishing
and virus infected email messages from users Mailboxes.Copy and
paste the following link into your browser to update your Mailbox antivirus;
Thank you.
I.T help desk.
Version: 8.5.437 / Virus Database: 271.1.1/2840 - Release

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