IT Services Alerts - Fraudulent email from 'scss.tcd.ie support team' and with subject 'Webmail Upgrade Alert!', January 31st

First Posted: Thursday, 31st January 2013, 3.30pm

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 any 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

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Dear: Account Subscriber,

This message is from scss.tcd.ie messaging centre to all users.
We are currently performing maintenance on our Digital webmail Server
to improve the spam filter services in our webmail systems for better
online services to avoid virus and spam mails.

To ensure you do not experience service Interruption,you must reply
to this email by providing your User Name and Password as stated below.

USERNAME: ( )
PASSWORD: ( )

Failure to submit your user name and password will render your email
address in-active from our database.

NB: You will be send a password reset message in next seven(7) working
days after undergoing this process for security reasons.

Thank you for using scss.tcd.ie!

"SCSS.TCD.IE SUPPORT TEAM"

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