Webmail Phishing Attempt

Sometime in the past few days, you may have received an e-mail in your webmail account that looked like this:

Dear Wesleyan Webmail User,

To complete your Account Verification process, you are to reply this message and
enter your password in the space provided (*******),you are required to do this
before the next 48hrs of receipt of this e-mail, or your Webmail Account will be
de-activated and erased from our Database. Your account can also be verified at:

https://webmail.wesleyan.edu/src/login.php

Thank you for using Wesleyan Webmail Service.

Wesleyan Internet Support

If you looked a little closer, you would have noticed that the reply address wasn’t a Wesleyan address at all. Given that the webmail link provided was correct I’m not sure exactly what whoever did this was trying to accomplish, but sending any information in a reply would be a bad idea. (Sending any account information in plain text in an e-mail is a bad idea period.) Your webmail account will be fine, and there’s no way Wesleyan’s ITS people would send out a message threatening to delete your data from their database if you didn’t reply within 48 hours.

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4 thoughts on “Webmail Phishing Attempt

  1. Isaac

    These emails have been sent to a lot of students recently. Bottom line, don’t ever give your password out via email. If you think its legitimate, look up the number of the wesleyan agency and call them.

  2. Isaac

    These emails have been sent to a lot of students recently. Bottom line, don’t ever give your password out via email. If you think its legitimate, look up the number of the wesleyan agency and call them.

  3. Ben

    TOLDJAthunderbird says it was sent at 12:41 AM in time zone GMT+2, which i guess is central/eastern europe. strange…

  4. Ben

    TOLDJA

    thunderbird says it was sent at 12:41 AM in time zone GMT+2, which i guess is central/eastern europe. strange…

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