This is a phishing attempt first reported to CSULB ITS on August 11, 2015.
From: "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: August 11, 2015 5:56:37 AM PDT
The user receives an email indicating that their email account has been compromised and to click on a link to prevent the permanent closure of the account. The link goes to a fraudulent website attempting to collect email account password information. Recipients of this fraudulent email are advised to mark this as junk. We have notified the web host regarding the malicious use of their service and we anticipate the site will be removed within 48 hours of this post.
Intent of the Email
The sender is attempting to collect password information to access email accounts for their own malicious purposes.
Figure 1: Screenshot of the phishing email
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