University of Southern California

Phishing Warning 2014-04-18

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 http://itservices.usc.edu and clicking the link called Change Your USC Password.

From: Help Desk <user@telkomsa.net>
Date:
Fri, Apr 18, 2014 at 5:40 AM
Subject:
update
To: 
info@usc.edu

It has been detected that your usc-edu email account, mail delivery system had been affected with virus. Your email account had been sending virus included with your mail to recipients account and as such a treat to our data base.
You’ll need to update the settings on your usc-edu email account by clicking on this link: http://forms.logiforms.com/formdata/user_forms/66179_8650724/319479

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 and spelling.

 

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