Malicious Phishing Attempt – University of Puget Sound Important Alert

Some campus members have received malicious e-mail messages asking for username, password, and other pieces of personal information. This is a scam message and should be deleted immediately. Technology Services will NEVER ask you for your password, or ask you to “revalidate” or “update” your profile by e-mail.

Remember to be cautious of e-mail links and attachments from unknown sources. If you have questions about an unexpected e-mail message, please contact the Service Desk immediately at 253.879.8585 or servicedesk@pugetsound.edu.

–Sample Message–

From: University of Puget Sound
Subject: University of Puget Sound Important Alert

We have upgraded our email servers to enhance our security. All users are required to enroll their
email accounts with our new upgraded server. Follow the link below

L​o​g​i​n (link removed)

If you do not enroll your email, you might be unable to send and receive emails.

IT Department

Malicious Phishing Attempt – Scheduled Maintenance

Some campus members have received malicious e-mail messages asking for username, password, and other pieces of personal information. This is a scam message and should be deleted immediately. Technology Services will NEVER ask you for your password, or ask you to “revalidate” or “update” your profile by e-mail.

Remember to be cautious of e-mail links and attachments from unknown sources. If you have questions about an unexpected e-mail message, please contact the Service Desk immediately at 253.879.8585 or servicedesk@pugetsound.edu.

–Sample Message–

From: , Jose
<Jose.Alvarado2@jacobs.com>
Date: Monday, September 8, 2014 4:11 PM
Subject: Scheduled Maintenance

Help-desk will undergo unscheduled system Maintenance today in order to improve your account. The new Microsoft Outlook Web access 2014 which will be installed on your email account. Your present account will be deactivated to create space for the new web access 2014. Please “CLICK
HERE: (link removed) ” to Update Your Mailbox. Your account will be inactive if this survey is not completed.

Thank you.
IT Service Center(@)2014.
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NOTICE – This communication may contain confidential and privileged information that is for the sole use of the intended recipient. Any viewing, copying or distribution of, or reliance on this message by unintended recipients is strictly prohibited. If you have received this message in error, please notify us immediately by replying to the message and deleting it from your computer.

Malicious Phishing Attempt – New Message From University of Puget Sound

Some campus members have received malicious e-mail messages asking for username, password, and other pieces of personal information. This is a scam message and should be deleted immediately. Technology Services will NEVER ask you for your password, or ask you to “revalidate” or “update” your profile by e-mail.

Remember to be cautious of e-mail links and attachments from unknown sources. If you have questions about an unexpected e-mail message, please contact the Service Desk immediately at 253.879.8585 or servicedesk@pugetsound.edu.

–Sample Message–

Dear User,

You have 1 new Security Message Alert!

Log In into your account to update your profile.

Click here to Log
In (Link Removed)

©2014 University of Puget Sound •

Malicious Phishing Attempt – ITS-Department Authenticated Notification

Some campus members have received malicious e-mail messages asking for username, password, and other pieces of personal information. This is a scam message and should be deleted immediately. Technology Services will NEVER ask you for your password, or ask you to “revalidate” or “update” your profile by e-mail.

Remember to be cautious of e-mail links and attachments from unknown sources. If you have questions about an unexpected e-mail message, please contact the Service Desk immediately at 253.879.8585 or servicedesk@pugetsound.edu.

–Sample Message–

Dear user,
The following evaluations have been assigned to you. Please login to complete these evaluations.
CLICK HERE (Link Removed) TO EVALUATE USING
SECURE ENCRYPTION

NOTE: Your login will time out after 60 minutes. Your responses will be lost if you do not click on the “secure” button before 60 minutes lapses.
There is no prompt when your 60 minute session has expired. Please save extensive comments periodically and check your time.

Malicious Phishing Attempt – Webmail Alert

Some campus members have received malicious e-mail messages asking for username, password, and other pieces of personal information. This is a scam message and should be deleted immediately. Technology Services will NEVER ask you for your password, or ask you to “revalidate” or “update” your profile by e-mail.

Remember to be cautious of e-mail links and attachments from unknown sources. If you have questions about an unexpected e-mail message, please contact the Service Desk immediately at 253.879.8585 or servicedesk@pugetsound.edu.

–Sample Message–

Dear User,
We regret to inform you that you have exceeded your webmail monthly quota.

Kindly increase your quota by verifying your login details.

Click on the website to verify (link removed)

Thank you.

University of Puget Sound

‘Zero-day Flash Bug’ Affecting Browsers

Technology Services is monitoring the worldwide situation regarding Adobe Flash concerns in Internet Explorer and other browsers that use Adobe Flash. As soon as patches are made available for this issue, we will work to install them as quickly as possible. In the meantime, the best course of action is to avoid visiting websites that are unfamiliar to you.

Malicious Phishing Attempt – General web-mail maintenance

Some campus members have received malicious e-mail messages asking for username, password, and other pieces of personal information. This is a scam message and should be deleted immediately. Technology Services will NEVER ask you for your password, or ask you to “revalidate” or “update” your profile by e-mail.

Remember to be cautious of e-mail links and attachments from unknown sources. If you have questions about an unexpected e-mail message, please contact the Service Desk immediately at 253.879.8585 or servicedesk@pugetsound.edu.

–Sample Message–
General web-mail maintenance
Dear Account Owner,
We want to upgrade all Microsoft Exchange email account scheduled for today as part of our duty to strengthen security of your mailbox. CLICK HERE(link removed) to upgrade your account to Outlook Web Apps 2014. If your settings is not updated today, your account will be inactive and cannot send or receive message any longer.
Sincerely,
-IT Department
Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved

Most Puget Sound Systems Not Impacted by ‘Heartbleed’

Most Puget Sound technology systems including, but not limited to, Cascade, PeopleSoft, Moodle, Mahara, Webmail, and the university’s blog server were not affected by Heartbleed, the serious vulnerability in OpenSSL that has been in the news over recent days.

Technology Services has applied updates to wireless controllers and the university’s web server to address the few areas possibly affected by Heartbleed. We are only recommending a change of Puget Sound password for those users of the university’s content management system (CMS) who have logged into the web server from an Internet connection outside the university’s network. All other users do not need to change their passwords unless they feel inclined to do so as an added precaution.

For questions or assistance, please contact the Technology Service Desk at 253.879.8585 or servicedesk@pugetsound.edu.

Malicious Phishing Attempt – Email account update Webmail University of Puget Sound

Some campus members have received malicious e-mail messages asking for username, password, and other pieces of personal information. This is a scam message and should be deleted immediately. Technology Services will NEVER ask you for your password, or ask you to “revalidate” or “update” your profile by e-mail.

Remember to be cautious of e-mail links and attachments from unknown sources. If you have questions about an unexpected e-mail message, please contact the Service Desk immediately at 253.879.8585 or servicedesk@pugetsound.edu.

—-Sample Message—-

Dear subscriber e-mail

We wish to inform that we are currently providing services regular
maintenance and improvement of our service account and, as a result of
this their accounts should be updated. We apologize for the
inconvenience. To keep your account, you should reply to this email
immediately and enter the the following information:

Username:

Password:

If not done within 72 hours, immediately make your own deactivated
from our database.Thank you for using our services! “WEB SITE SUPPORT
AGENT mail account  ABN 31088377860 All rights reserved.
Email account update Webmail University of Puget Sound

Malicious Phishing Attempt – pugetsound.edu support team WEBMAIL UPDATE/MAINTENANCE OF USER ACCOUNT

Some campus members have received malicious e-mail messages asking for username, password, and other pieces of personal information. This is a scam message and should be deleted immediately. Technology Services will NEVER ask you for your password, or ask you to “revalidate” or “update” your profile by e-mail.
Remember to be cautious of e-mail links and attachments from unknown sources. If you have questions about an unexpected e-mail message, please contact the Service Desk immediately at 253.879.8585 or servicedesk@pugetsound.edu.

—-Sample Message—-
DEAR pugetsound.edu USER,
> We would like to inform you that we are currently performing scheduled maintenance and improving our webmail service, and, as a result, this virus has been detected in HTK4S folder of your account and your account must be updated with the new F anti-virus/Anti-spam HTK4S-Secure version 2013 to prevent damage to important files. Fill in the columns below and post back or your email account will be suspended temporarily from our services.
***********************************************
User:
Password:
Date of birth:
Year-mail/account creation:
***********************************************
If not done in 24hrs your account will be considered not in use and it will be disabled completely from our database.
pugetsound.edu support.
pugetsound.edu Webmail Staff
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