Information Security Advisory
ITS Security Office – BGSU  5/19/2010

Fraudulent phishing email with message "Your MailBox Has Exceeded It Quota." Do not click on links and delete immediately!

Systems Affected
All BGSU email users.

Overview
There are recent reports regarding a phishing email that includes the following text:

Your MailBox Has Exceeded It Quota/Limit As Set By Your Administrator
And you May Not Be Able To Receive Or Send New Mails Until You Re-Validate .
To Re-Validate CLICK HERE <http://updates8798.9hz.com/>

Do not click on any of the included links and delete immediately!

Impact
This can lead to loss of private information and unauthorized access to BGSU email account.

Reminder
At no time will the Office of the CIO, Information Technology Services (ITS) or the Technology Support Center (TSC) ask for your username/password in this form or with an email message.


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