University of Southern California

Phishing Warning 2013-11-27

Posted on by mbordas

Many users have reported receiving the following phish. If you have received the phish, do not click the link or reply to the message. If you have replied, followed the link, or supplied login information, change your USC password as soon as possible by going to the ITS website at www.usc.edu/its and clicking the icon labeled Change USC Password.

From: <[user]@wowway.com>
Date: November 25, 2013 at 9:30:43 PM PST
Subject: news/update

This is to inform you that IT Helpdesk is doing some maintenance in the server login page. All usc.edu account are advice to access their account in the temporary login page powered by Zimbra Collaboration.Do login your Username and Password to the new login page and get the latest exciting information and news/update.

Please click the data base link below and login:

http:// zimbracollaborationwebs. yolasite. com/

Signed
University of Southern California

Note several features that indicate this is a phish:

1) The email asks you to follow a link to a non-USC website. You should never enter your USC credentials on a non-USC webpage, especially when directed there by an unsolicited email.

2) The email was sent from a non-USC email account.

3) The email uses poor grammar.

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