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Spear Phishing Season

March 17, 2008

The month of march seems to be 'spear phishing season' for Case and other universities, which may be a variant of March Madness.

Today some Case users received a "Dear Webmail Subscriber..." email message from an address called 'support case.edu' that is a fraudulent email requesting users to send their userID and password.

Users should disregard this message, or call the Case Help Desk at 368-HELP to request further assistance.

Read on to see and example of the message.

The bogus message was:

Dear case.edu Webmail Subscriber,
To complete your case.edu Webmail account, you must reply to this
email immediately and enter your password here (*********)

Failure to do this will immediately render your email address
deactivated from our database.

You can also confirm your email address by logging into your
case.edu Webmail account at https://webmail.case.edu
Thank you for using case.edu!
THE case.edu TEAM
case.edu WEBMAIL SUPPORT
Confirm Your E-mail Address

Posted by Thomas Siu at 04:57 PM

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