Malicious Phishing Attempt – Help Desk

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: “Wilkins, Bob G.”
<RGWILKIN@southernco.com>
Date: March 1, 2013 8:13:02 AM PST
Subject: Help Desk

Dear Account Owner,

We are currently Migrating to Microsoft Exchange 2013 (from Exchange 2003/2007). With the introduction of Internet Explorer 9, Outlook Express has apparently been removed from the installation package on our Message Center. OWA 2010 provides the same conversation view and experience as Outlook 2010: By default, messages are displayed in threads so that all the messages on a particular topic are grouped. Inability to complete information on the form within 48 hours Message Center will render your e-mail in-active from our database. Fill information on the Form by clicking on the link below:

(LINK REMOVED)

You will receive an e-mail within 48 hours when your mailbox account is moved.

Thank you.
Help Desk
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