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[Alert] Email Phishing Attempt 5/10/2016

DAY/DATE: Tuesday, May 10, 2016

TIME:

SERVICE AFFECTED: Email Phishing Attempt

DETAILS:

On Tuesday, May10, 2016, SCS Computing Facilities was made aware of an attempted email phishing scam from an unknown user. "Phishing" is the practice of sending emails which often look legitimate and encourage recipients to click a link or respond via email and inadvertently provide information, often a username and password, to an unauthorized third party.

This is an example of the email:

From:SCS Technical Support

Subject: Account Notification From Carnegie Mellon School of Computer Science

Date:May 10, 2016 at 5:50:47 PM GMT+3

Account Notification

This is to inform you that someone else was trying to log into your Carnegie Mellon School of Computer Science account from a different location {IP:93.50.55.73 Italy : 10/05/2016 by 9:58 AM} If this is not you kindly click (HERE) to verify your account and update it with requested details, for you have only 12 hours to do this in order to keep your Carnegie Mellon School of Computer Science account active.

Thanks for your understanding.

Copyright(C)Carnegie Mellon School of Computer Science Technical Support All Rights Reserved.

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:

If you think you may have clicked the link in the email referenced below and subsequently entered your username and password please contact the SCS Help Desk at x8-4231 or send mail to help@cs.cmu.edu immediately.