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Monday, September 15, 2014

Phishing Example 67: VALIDATE

Received September 2014

Message text:

   Date: Mon, Sep 15, 2014 at 11:42 AM
   Subject: VALIDATE
   Dear UMN users,
   This message was sent automatically by our web server to inform you of the
   current validation of your web-mail account and help protect your account,
   we recommend you follow this link: *hxxp://XXX.lixter.com/  
   <hxxp://XXX.lixter.com/>* to complete the validation process.
   NOTE: Failure to comply may lead to confiscation of account.
   UMN I.T Web-mail Admin.

Things to note:

  • VERY good copy of the University login page - ALL links off of the page go to the appropriate UMN.EDU location.
  • NOT hosted at the University - hosted at "lixter.com"

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