University IT security professionals have received alerts concerning a phishing attempt from an attacker claiming to be "Admin Help Desk". The message states that a your mailbox has exceeded its limit and asks for you to click on a link. This email is a fraudulent message. ITS will NEVER ask anyone for their PAWS password or other personally identifiable information (e.g. SSN, LSUID) in an email. If you receive this message, DO NOT click the link or paste it into your browser's address bar.
A copy of the phishing attempt is shown below for reference.
|Dear Email user,|
This message is from Administration centre Maintenance Policy
verified that your mailbox exceeds its limit, you will be unable
to receive new email, To re-set your SPACE on our database prior
to maintain your INBOX, you must click the link below.
Click Here: http: // account16. wufoo. com/ forms/ webmail-hlep-desk /
(If the link above does not appear clickable or does not open a
browser window when you click it, copy it and paste it into your
web browser's Location bar.)
Thank you for your cooperation.
Admin Help Desk