Malicious Phishing Attempt – Scheduled 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–

From: , Jose
<Jose.Alvarado2@jacobs.com>
Date: Monday, September 8, 2014 4:11 PM
Subject: Scheduled Maintenance

Help-desk will undergo unscheduled system Maintenance today in order to improve your account. The new Microsoft Outlook Web access 2014 which will be installed on your email account. Your present account will be deactivated to create space for the new web access 2014. Please “CLICK
HERE: (link removed) ” to Update Your Mailbox. Your account will be inactive if this survey is not completed.

Thank you.
IT Service Center(@)2014.
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NOTICE – This communication may contain confidential and privileged information that is for the sole use of the intended recipient. Any viewing, copying or distribution of, or reliance on this message by unintended recipients is strictly prohibited. If you have received this message in error, please notify us immediately by replying to the message and deleting it from your computer.