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Friday, May 22, 2015

Phishing Example 99: UMN Alert***

Received May 2015

From: UMN IT Communications
Sent: Friday, 22 May, 2015 14:35
Subject: UMN Alert***

This is to notify you that the University of Minnesota received a  terror threat through your email directly to the University.The (IT) Policy Help Center STRICTLY require your email account verified and clear you from sending terror threats at the University with the email system of the University and for an active affiliation with cyber technology services.
The satellite system network does not show 2015 active university data for you at this time. You are required to provide the following information in response to this email for activation and proper verification and scrutiny:

Internet ID:

Your email account is scheduled to be deactivated within 24 hours "Non Compliance "After that time, you will not be able to access your mail box. Emails sent to your mailbox will be rejected.


  • This purports to be from the U, but has a non-umn.edu return address
  • This expects to receive USERID and Password in an email - The University will NEVER make such a request. 

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