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Password Email from UW Help Desk - SPAM

Posted: 04:40:22, Tuesday, Jan 29, 2008   Expiration: 04:40:22, Tuesday, Feb 5, 2008  

A spam email, supposedly from the UW Help Desk, is now circulating. It asks you to reply to the email with your UW password. This is a HOAX.

The email is below. Please do not respond to this email. Delete immediately.

See http://www.doit.wisc.edu/news/story.asp?filename=982 for more information.



-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 	Confirm Your E-mail Address
Date: 	Tue, 29 Jan 2008 08:38:34 -0600
From: 	wisc.edu 
Reply-To: 	wischelpdesk@yahoo.com
To: 	


Dear User,

We wrote to you on 20th January 2008 advising that you change the
password on your account in order to prevent any unauthorised
account access following the network intrusion we previously
communicated. 

Whilst we have found the vulnerability that caused this issue, and have
instigated a system wide security audit to improve and enhance our
current security.

To complete your account, you must reply to this email
immediately and enter your password here (*********)

Failure to do this will immediately render your account
deactivated. 

We apologise for the inconvenience that this will cause you during this
period, but trust you understand that our primary concern is for our
customers and for the security of their data.
our customers are totally secure. 
 
Thank you once again for your understanding and cooperation in this
 matter.
Yours sincerely,

Thank you for using wisc.edu
THE wisc.edu team

-- UW Help Desk

Created: 04:44:05, Tuesday, Jan 29, 2008 (by Drew D.)
Updated: 06:50:13, Tuesday, Jan 29, 2008 (by Drew D.)