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This is a phishing attempt first reported to CSULB ITS on August 21, 2015.

Email Detail

From: Gann, Ruth K [mailto:rgann@bcps.org]
Sent: Friday, August 21, 2015 7:39 AM
Subject: RE: HELP-DESK

Summary

The user receives an email informing that they have met their mail quota and to click on a link to reduce their file size. 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.

Screenshot

Figure 1: Screenshot of the phishing email
 

Figure 2: Screenshot of the fraudulent website attempting to collect email information

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