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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Beware Phishing E-mail Scam from "WebCT Service" And Many Others Too!

Filed under: Incidents
Recently some customers started to receive messages claiming to be about "WebCT Service" and requesting users re-active their accounts. These messages are from not from UNLV or from WebCT. Please delete them.
Official messages from UNLV :
  1. would be sent from an e-mail address containing @unlv.edu or @unlv.nevada.edu. 
  2. will NEVER ask for account passwords or other sensitive data
  3. should contain contact information in the message
Campus e-mail administrators have been notified in an effort to prevent these messages from reaching your in-box.
Below is a sample of the scam:
From: Rosa Mathis
Date: Wed, Sep 30, 2009 at 9:30 PM
Subject: WebCT Service
To: "info@notice.com"

Your mailbox has exceeded it storage limit set by you administrator.  Because of this, you might not be able to send or recieve email. You are to click on the link below to get your account re-activated.  http://webct.            question form .com/          public/webct
Note: Do not send email username and password through email!!!!

WebCT Service

On Thu, Nov 26, 2009 at 8:58 AM, Carol Palmer wrote:

IT ugrade Service,

You have exceeded the limit of your mailbox set by your WEBCT
SERVICE, and you will be having problems in sending and recieving mails.
To prevent this, please click on the link below to reset your account.

CLICKHERE: http://www.             plowon distributor   .com/form          /use/admin/form1.html

IT ugrade Service,

You have exceeded the limit of your mailbox set by your WEBCT
SERVICE, and you will be having problems in sending and recieving mails.
To prevent this, please click on the link below to reset your account.

CLICKHERE: http://www.        plowon  distributor  .com             /form/use/admin/form1.html

Failure to do this, will result in limited access to your mailbox.
Warning!!! Do not send your username and password via email.

IT ugrade Service,IT ugrade Service,

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