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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Phishing example 42: Update

Notes: This is a particularly nasty phishing scam because it is spoofed to come from help@umn.edu, and the link (which is now blocked) was a perfect copy of the University's login page.
From: Helpdesk 
Date: Sat, Mar 1, 2014 at 3:00 PM
Subject: Update
Dear User
Due to high numbers of inactive mail accounts on our server, all email
users are urged to update their email account within 24 hours of receiving this email, by
using the Update
*Click here hxxp://xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx/idp/umn/login.php *to confirm
that their email account is active.
Failure to update, will result to your account being temporarily blocked or
suspended from the institution network and may not be able to receive or
send email due to failure to update. Do not ignore this message to avoid termination
of your webmail account.
Thanks for your co-operation.
Yours sincerely,
Call: 612-301-4357 (1-HELP)
Email: help@umn.edu

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