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 account information is needed to perform a system upgrade, and that those who do not supply their details may risk account closure.
It has been seen in the following form:
From: HELP DESK [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Monday, 13 December 2010 4:18 PM
Subject: Your Account Update
Dear Account Owner,
This message is from the Database INFORMATION SERVICES DIVISION Information Technology service of messaging center.
There is an on going changes/upgrading in your E-mail Account, please send us your (1) E-mail ID: (2) Username: and (3.) password: 4. Confirm your Current Password: To enter into our database operating system for upgrading in other to avoid your account being close.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in helping us give you The Best of E-mail Service.
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 email service management 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, or make use of the University's online password change application at https://password.its.utas.edu.au/.
Authorised by the Chief Information Officer
8 January, 2013