Phishing outbreak 8 March 2013

We have had another phishing attack, which purports to come from IT Services. The email contains text as follows:

This is to inform you that we have changed from Outlook Web Access to Squirrelmail WebMail Service and this have caused your incoming messages to be pending

Login to view incoming emails.<URL Removed>

Once you have logged on, please wait for a response from our server to retrieve the list of pending emails.

 

We are currently involved in tracking down compromised accounts as they are used, but if you think that you may have entered your credentials in this site, then we would recommend that you change your password as soon as possible.

Passwords are an important way of authenticating and should be protected. If they have been used then you may find that your email and more has been accessed and maliciously used.

See our information on phishing at:

http://www.reading.ac.uk/internal/its/help/its-help-pcsecurity/its-pcsecurity-phishing.aspx

http://www.reading.ac.uk/internal/its/help/its-help-email/its-email-phishing.aspx

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