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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