University of Vermont

"Incident INC000090173: ITS- Service Information" Phishing Scam

Did you receive an email with a Subject of "Incident INC000090173: ITS- Service Information"?  This message 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 "http://www.uvm.edu/" or "http://uvm.edu/", don't click. 

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, 123contactform.com or contactme.com, 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 www.uvm.edu/account. 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 uvm.edu 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 is-spam@labs.sophos.com and to abuse@uvm.edu. (To forward a message as an attachment using Thunderbird, go to the Message menu and select Forward As > Attachment.)

The "Incident INC000090173: ITS- Service Information" Phishing Scam

 

Subject:    Incident INC000090173: ITS- Service Information
Date:    Thu, 2 May 2013 12:29:05 -0500
From:    Griffiths, Edley <Edley.Griffiths@kellerisd.net>
Reply-To:    <Edley.Griffiths@kellerisd.net>
To:    Undisclosed recipients:;

IMPORTANT: We discovered series of illegal attempts on your mail account from different IP locations. This is for your own safety and to avoid your account from been closed.
 
If these changes were made in error, or if you believe an unauthorized person accessed your account, please reset your account password immediately by clicking the link below. If you are unable to click the link copy and paste it on your browser.
 
hxxp://casauthbeta-confirmactivate.atwebpages.com/login.php
 
This is an automated message. Please do not reply to this email.
 
Thanks,
Customer Support