Friday, May 10, 2013

Spam Email Report 5/10/13

At approximately 10:00 am this morning, the Help Desk received reports of multiple spam emails being sent to people's email.  The messages (posted at the bottom of this blog post) contain mostly gibberish hyperlinks.

As always, these sorts of unsolicited emails are phishing/spam emails.  Remember the following rules:

  • Never click on a link sent by someone you do not know
  • Never email anyone your username and password
  • Never give personal information out in response to random emails
  • Always err on the side of caution -- if you're not sure about an email, feel free to ask!  We'll gladly assist
If you have sent out your information or clicked on a link in an unsolicited email, please contact the Help Desk immediately at 253-535-7525 or  Alternatively, you can stop in at the Help Desk on the first floor of the Library.  If you have submitted your password to a suspected spam/phishing email, please go to immediately and change your password.  If you need assistance with updating your password, please contact the Help Desk.

Thank you,

I&TS Help Desk

Below is a screenshot of a copy of the message.  We've broken down how we identified that it is an illegitimate email and most like a phishing email.
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