Disclaimer: This news item was originally posted on Friday, Jan 21, 2011. Its content may no longer be timely or accurate.

New Spam Email Requesting UW Login Information

Posted: 03:26:08, Friday, Jan 21, 2011   Expiration: 03:26:08, Friday, Jan 28, 2011  

A new spam email has been received by several users on campus. The email is not from the DoIT Help Desk and you should delete it. DoIT Security is already aware of the email, so there is no further need to report it to us.

Copy of the email below:

Dear Wisc Email User (your address),
This message is from the Division of Information Technology - UW-Madison to all our Staff and Student. We are currently upgrading our database and e-mail center and this is our final notification to you.we have sent several messages to you without response.
We are deleting all unused Mail account to create space for new accounts. In order not to be suspended, you will have to update your account by providing the information listed below:
Confirm Your Wisc E-Mail Details..
NetID:  (your email or NetID)
Password: ..............
Re Confirm Password: ..................
If you fail to confirm your continuous usage of our services by confirming your email password now, your account will be disable and you will not be able to access your email.
You should immediately reply this email and enter your password in the above password column.
Thanks for your understanding.
Wisc DoIT HelpDesk.

-- UWHelpDesk: Ryan Hansen

Created: 03:29:03, Friday, Jan 21, 2011 (by System U.)
Updated: 03:29:03, Friday, Jan 21, 2011 (by System U.)