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Month: December 2012

Phishing Scam – 12/27/2012 – Fwd: Kindly view the letter and act as instructed

Origin ISP and both web hosts (shortened and expanded URLs) have been notified. Expanded URL has been taken down. Shortened URL is blocked at the border.

Date: Thu, 27 Dec 2012 06:45:26 -0700
Subject: Fwd: Kindly view the letter and act as instructed
From: Melissa Wilson <maw51785@gmail.com>

IT Help Desk
214 Hale Library
Manhattan, KS 66506
785-532-7722
helpdesk@k-state.edu

Dear Account Holder,

This is to inform you that as part of our security measures, we regularly
conduct screen activity in our Online k-state.edu account. We are unable to
activate your account because we have just upgraded our online security
parameters to make your e-mail account and information more secure.

Our system detected your account been not verified and a suspension will
be placed on your account if the verification is not completed within 24
hours.
click below link to complete the account verification and update process.

Click here: http://ow.ly/gnyLS
<https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dDdtS3JYM0MxeGFyX09yRkJEWWNBRVE6MQ>

Please note that failure to update your records will result in account
suspension. The purpose of this verification is to ensure that your account
has not been compromised and that it remains active.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Sincerely, Accounts Verification Services Center

Phishing Scam – 12/23/2012 – K-State eID Alert!

Origin ISP and web host have been notified. URL is active but is blocked by Trend and at the border.

Subject: K-State eID Alert!
To: Recipients <netcode.security@k-state.edu>
From: “Kansas State Office of Technology” <netcode.security@k-state.edu>
Date: Sun, 23 Dec 2012 23:33:19 +0000

Access to your e-mail account is about to expired.
Please Click here
<http://geeks-serveurs.fr/wp-content/uploads/index.htm>
to restore access to your e-mail account.

We apologise for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.

Regards, Kansas State University.

Phishing Scam – 12/20/2012 – System Administrator

Origin ISP and web host have been notified. URL is active and not blocked by Trend. Blocked at the border and submitted to Trend.

From: “Wallen, Denise” <DWALLEN@broward.org>
Subject: System Administrator
Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2012 22:51:50 +0000

You have reached the storage limit of your mailbox.

Please visit the below link to restore your email access.

Copy or Click: http://www.stayinahome.com/contact/forms/form1.html

System Administrator.

________________________________

Under Florida law, most e-mail messages to or from Broward County employees or officials are public records, available to any person upon request, absent an exemption. Therefore, any e-mail message to or from the County, inclusive of e-mail addresses contained therein, may be subject to public disclosure.

Phishing Scam – 12/19/2012 – Update your mailbox.

Origin ISP has been notified. URL is inactive.

Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2012 03:39:49 +0000 (GMT)
From: Webmail My Communication <aoifebol@eircom.net>
Reply-To: Webmail My Communication <aa_edu@ymail.com>
Subject: Update your mailbox.

Your mailbox has exceeded its storage limit. To re-validate your mailbox Click here
<https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dE42OEpKRHA3WVNPZldzQlJ5NkpadXc6MQ>

Thanks.
System Administrator.

Phishing Scam – 12/18/2012 – E-mail Security Alert!

Origin ISP and web host have been notified. URL is active and not blocked by Trend. Blocked at the border and submitted to Trend.

Subject: E-mail Security Alert!
From: Kansas State University <notifications@ksu.edu>
Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2012 06:14:01 +0900 (JST)

Access to your e-mail account is about to expired.
Please Click Here
<http://sevenes.com/zboard/ksu/>
to restore access to your e-mail account.
We apologise for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.
Regards, Kansas State University

Phishing Scam – 12/18/2012 – E-mail Security Alert!

Origin ISP and web host have been notified. URL is active but is blocked by Trend and at the border.

Subject: E-mail Security Alert!
To: Recipients <netcode.security@ksu.edu>
From: “Kansas State University” <netcode.security@ksu.edu>
Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2012 09:02:27 +0000

Access to your e-mail account is about to expired.
Please Click here <http://geeks-serveurs.fr/wp-content/languages/jiv/index.htm> to restore access to your e-mail account.
We apologise for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.
Regards, Kansas State University.

Phishing Scam – 12/17/2012 – You have exceeded the email quota limit

Origin ISP and web host have been notified. URL is active.

From: Mickey Penick <e446457625@exchange.1and1.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2012 10:30:40 -0500
Subject: You have exceeded the email quota limit

You have exceeded the email quota limit of 450MB and you need to expand the e-mail quota before the next 48 hours.if you do not update your e-mail account in 2012, you must do it now. You can expand 1GB email quota limit, use the following web link:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFVESEM2SURVcGpHeVktcm5wTk1GVnc6MQ

Admin: Thanks for your understanding.
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