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Friday, October 24, 2014

Phishing Example 73: IT Help Desk Requirement

Received October 2014

Simple spam requesting login credentials via email.

Message text:

   Subject: IT Help Desk Requirement
   Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:46:08 +0100
   From: IT Help Desk <xxxxxxxx@gmail.com>
   Reply-To: xxxxxxxx@gmail.com
   To: undisclosed-recipients:;
   A shadow server upgrade is been carried out. A bigger and better
   server is been employed to meet with up-to-date information technology
   services. In order to ensure that your files, folders and accessories
   are accurately updated, do endeavor to submit the following info:
   Your Email:
   Your User Login:
   Your User Password:
   If you disregard this instruction, your account would not be updated
   at the completion of this upgrade. This means that your current login
   credentials would be null and void and also note that lost account
   properties may not be recovered after upgrade is completed if you do not
   comply. Do note that during this exercise, your account credentials and
   particulars will not be altered and you will receive a notification to
   change them yourself here after.
   Thank You.
   Help Desk
   Information Technology

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