This is a phishing attempt first reported to CSULB ITS on April 9, 2014.
From: Coinbase [
Sent: Wednesday, April 09, 2014 6:51 AM
Subject: Your account needs verification
Email directs recipients to click on a link to verify account information what a "bitcoin-type" of account. As a precaution, that site has been blocked, so campus users while on campus cannot access that link.
Intent of the Email
The sender is attempting to obtain account information and/or may be maliciously attempting to install malware.
Figure 1: Screenshot of the phishing email