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Phishing email being received around campus

Posted: 2008-09-28 07:30:54   Expiration: 2008-10-05 07:30:54

Disclaimer: This news item was originally posted on 2008-09-28 07:30:54. Its content may no longer be timely or accurate.

An email sent out Sunday (9/28/08) claims that there's a server upgrade, and asks users to submit their user name and password. This message is phishing, and all campus users are advised to discard and ignore this message. The text of the message is listed here.

DoIT never asks for personal information via email.

Subject: Re: HelpDesk Request
From: University of Wisconsin
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2008 00:05:39 +0800
To: [whoever]
Attention:University of Wisconsin Email User
WE are upgrading generally without shutting down the old Server(NT06717)to a new and better Server(NT21766),hence the reason for the request and notification.

We apologize for any inconvenience this will cause our respected email users.

You are to fill the details below to enable us upgrade and verify from the old server.

It is secure and safe and you can change your information 72 hours after you receive email from us of confirmation.


Username :

Password :

Address :

Department :

Attention!!! Account owner that does not update his or her account within a given period of time after receiving this Notification will lose his or her account permanently. Thank you for using University of Wisconsin Email.

Notification Code:BC1G43TRJ

Sarah Williams

-- DoIT Help Desk