Malicious Phishing Attempt – IT Helpdesk Message: Webmail Account has been violated!

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
—-Sample Message—-

From: Handasyde, Jayne E
Subject: IT Helpdesk Message: Webmail Account has been violated!

Webmail Maintenance:

IT-Help Desk.

Attention! Your Webmail Account has been violated.
Login from IP address was detected to access your personal account Please click and confirm the link below for re-confirm of your location.
CLICK HERE (link removed) to verify your account.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
IT Technical Support.

Page Loaded: 08/04/2013

Important – This email and any attachments may be confidential. If received in error, please contact us and delete all copies. Before opening or using attachments check them for viruses and defects. Regardless of any loss, damage or consequence, whether caused by the negligence of the sender or not, resulting directly or indirectly from the use of any attached files our liability is limited to resupplying any affected attachments. Any representations or opinions expressed are those of the individual sender, and not necessarily those of the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.