Malicious Phishing Attempt – User Quarantine Release 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—-

Subject: User Quarantine Release Notification.

Dear Subscriber,

The IT Help Desk is carrying out a routine quarantine exercise, as part of our quarterly server (inactive email-accounts / spam protecting etc) clean-up process to enable service upgrade/migration efficiency. Please be informed that your account usage will be fully restricted if you do not adhere to this notice.

For immediate Quarantine of your account, <Click Here> and provide the information requested. (This will confirm your account login/usage Frequency / account continuation potentials):

All IT Service utilities will not be altered during this period; this will not affect the operation of your IT service systems or the manner in which you currently login to your account. However, failure to respond to this notification may result to technical problems on your Internet access and e-mail service or may render your email account permanently deactivated from the webmaster Database. You will be sent a password reset notice after undergoing this process for confirmation.

Help Desk
Information Technology
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