University IT security professionals have received alerts concerning a phishing attempt from an attacker claiming to be "System Administrator". The message states that the user's mailbox has exceeded its limit of 20 GB and requests the user to re-validate their account by clicking a link. This e-mail is a fraudulent message. ITS will NEVER ask anyone for their PAWS password or other personally identifiable information in an e-mail. 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.
|Your mailbox has exceeded the storage limit which is 20GB as set by your administrator,you are currently running on 20.9GB, you may not be able to send or receive new mail until you re-validate your mailbox. To re-validate your mailbox please CLICK HERE: http://rpc.formmailhosting.com/showform.php?id=5654 Thanks|