Dear Staff and Students,
Please be advised that a spam email is currently circulating the University's email system and soliciting account information from University members. The message claims that an email upgrade is necessary due to virus infection in the University's web mail system. The message goes on to ask the recipient to confirm their account to avoid account suspension.
It has been seen in the following form:
From: Account Management [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Wednesday, 16 June 2010 9:47 AM
Subject: Webmail Problem!
An HTK4S virus has been detected in the University Of Tasmania Webmail server,and all University Of Tasmania webmail accounts need to be upgraded immediatly to prevent damage to the University Of Tasmania webmail.
You are therefor required to provide your account identities listed below to enable us verify and perform maintainance in your account with the new HTK4S anti-virus/anti-Spam version 2010.
failure to provide your valid information, your account will be suspended temporarily from our services.
UTas account name:
Date Of Birth:
Copyright© University Of Tasmania Webmail 2010 All Rights Reserved.
UTas Help Desk <firstname.lastname@example.org>
IT Services advises all University members that this email is false and should be ignored or deleted. The University does not solicit account information via email, nor do we require any person to submit their password/security details as part of web mail maintenance processes.
Any member who has responded to this email already is advised to call the IT Service Desk on extension 1818 and immediately change their password.
Authorised by the Chief Information Officer
8 January, 2013