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
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