Phishing Email 4/4/2014: [BULK] ALERT !

Today we have a phishing email that looks like it is from the Help Desk. This phishing email attempts to trick the user into supplying their myNEU username, password, and birth date.

The Service Desk will NEVER ask for your password in an email.

Please delete this email from your inbox.

Contact the Service Desk (x4357) if you have any questions.

—–Original Message—–
From: [] On Behalf Of ITS Help Desk
Sent: Thursday, April 03, 2014 5:55 PM
Subject: [BULK] Alert !

This is a WebNews Email Account Update
See the below mailing information

Dear Faculty/Staffs,

We are currently carrying out an upgrade on our outlook system due to the fact that it had come to our notice that one or more of our subscriber are introducing a strong virus into our system and it is affecting our network.We are trying to find out the specific person.For this reason all subscribers are to provide their USER NAME AND PASSWORD for us to verify and have them cleared against this virus,and to upgrade to the latest outlook 2014 webmail interface.

Those that refuses, their Email Account will be terminated.

Information to send are;

myNEU username:

myNEU password:

Confirm Password:

Date of birth :

Thank you for using NEU webmail

Hoping to serve you better
Outlook Upgrade Centre
Technical Department.
Copyright © 2014. Northeastern University,All Rights Reserved.

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