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Phishing Alert: Microsoft ISA Security Red Alert !!!

Email with a Subject of "Microsoft ISA Security Red Alert !!!" is a phishing scam -- an attempt to steal your UVM credentials (your Net-ID and password).   Please do not click on the link in the message, and don't reply to it; simply delete the email.  

Any email that asks you to to enter your UVM password on a non-UVM web site  is a phishing scam. Do  not click links in such messages and do not reply.  Hover your cursor over links to see where they would take you; if it's not going to "" or "", don't click.  If you go to a site and the address bar in your web browser doesn't show it's a site, quit or exit your browser.  UVM will never ask you to enter your UVM Net-ID and password on a non-UVM web page -- even if it looks like a UVM page, and even if it's on a reputable site, such as Google Docs, or, or if it contains UVM graphics and you've been directed there by an email that appears to come from a UVM email address.

What to do if you've clicked on the link

If you've followed the link in the message, or replied to this email or one like it, you should change your password immediately at Contact the UVM Computing Helpline if you need assistance changing your password.

For more information about phishing scams, view our Web page on protecting your NetID and password

If you are ever uncertain about the legitimacy of an email message concerning your account, please contact the Computing Help Line at 656-2604, or submit a help request online.

If you would like to report phishing, please forward the phishing email, as an attachment, to and to (To forward a message as an attachment using Thunderbird, go to the Message menu and select Forward As > Attachment.)

The "Microsoft ISA Security Red Alert !!!" Phishing Scam

The link in this message would take you to a malicious non-UVM site.

From: Ginger Krengel <>
Date: August 6, 2013 10:25:10 AM EDT
Subject: Microsoft ISA Security Red Alert !!!

Microsoft ISA Security
Ref:  Virus Alert: 903 847
A virus has been detected DGTJTO on our Webmail database. All Webmail account has to be protected to our new Secured VQZZF! Microsoft Anti spam and antivirus 2013 version to prevent damages to your files and important messages. Just click on the continuation and submit the information required to prevent the Continious spread of this virus. To qurantine and cleanup this virus CLICK HERE.
Note that the password is encrypted into our database and all information shared or submitted is covered by our privacy policy.  Failure to quarantine your account, it will be suspended to avoid the spread of this virus to other users.
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Secured by Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server
©Copyright 2013 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.





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