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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Phishing Example 68: Faculty and staff Email notification

Received September 2014

Message text:

   Date: Tue, Sep 23, 2014 at 11:06 AM
   Subject: Faculty and staff Email notification
   Dear user,
   We currently upgraded to 15GB space. Please log-in to your account in
   order to validate
   E-space. Your emails won't be delivered by our server, unless email account
   is confirmed.
   Click on Faculty and staff email confirmation
   <hxxp://xxxxxxxx.tripod.com/> to confirm details of your
   email account.
   Note that failure to confirm your email with this notification, would lead
   to dismissal of your
   user account. Protecting your email account is our primary concern.
   This has become necessary to serve you better.
   Copyright �2014 IT Help Desk.
   The information contained in this transmission contains privileged and
   confidential information. It is intended only for the use of the person
   named above. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified
   that any review, dissemination, distribution or duplication of this
   communication is strictly prohibited. If you are not the intended
   recipient, please contact the sender by reply email and destroy all copies
   of the original message.
   *CAUTION*: Intended recipients should NOT use email communication for
   emergent or urgent health care matters.

Things to note:
  • Hosted at tripod.com, not umn.edu;
  • Has advertisements(!) on the page;
  • Includes captcha verification;
  • No UMN branding

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