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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Phishing Example 72: IMPORTANT****** System Admin Team

Received late September 2014:

This very deceptive message was hosted at a URL that was NOT at a umn.edu address, but included text in their URL which resembles umn.edu URLs used for logins.

The URL address was at

(note: this site has been taken down) Because the last part of the URL included what looked like a umn.edu address it may have seemed legitimate.

BE VERY CAREFUL when visiting any page that requests your UMN credentials - the address for logins should only be hosted at a website that BEGINS with 

Message text:

Date: Mon, Sep 29, 2014 at 11:46 AM
Subject: IMPORTANT****** System Admin Team

The Technology Team will be performing a Data Center-wide infrastructure
upgrade to protect against phishing. Please Click here
​ to complete the upgrade. If in rare case you are unable to click the
link, then you can copy and paste the below link on your browser.​

Some remaining maintenance may still be undergoing for large improvement
updates that will increase our security. To avoid any complication, it
is mandatory you follow the instruction.

*UMN System Admin Team*

THE login page MAY have been like this - similar, but NOT like the UMN login page:

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