Another fraudulent "phishing" e-mail message is dropping into UA mailboxes today. The message says Information Technology Services is performing e-mail maintenance and asks for your UANet ID and password.
You should ignore and delete the message. Employees in UA's Information Technology Services division never ask for passwords by e-mail, and any such request should be disregarded.
If you have responded to this e-mail, call the Help Desk at ext. 6888 and ask for assistance with changing your password.
Learn more about how to identify so-called "phishing" e-mails.
The fraudulent e-mail message is copied below so that you can become familiar with such attempts to acquire sensitive information.
Uakron Web Team
Attn. Uakron.edu WebMail Users,
Account Upgrade/Maintenance All Uakron.edu WebMail Accounts
We regret to announce to you that we will be making some vital
maintenance and upgrade on our Uakron.edu WebMail account. During this
process you might have login problems in signing into your Uakron.edu WebMail account,
but to prevent this you have to confirm your WebMail account
immediately after you
receive this notification.
To confirm and to keep your Uakron.edu WebMail account active during
and after this process, please reply to this message with the below account
information's. Failure to do this might cause a permanent deactivation of your
Uakron.edu WebMail account from our Web Team database to enable us create more spaces for recently accepted undergraduate Students.
To confirm your account, send your Uakron.edu WebMail account stating:
Your WebMail account shall remain active after you have successfully confirmed your account details. Please take note.
Thank you for your prompt attention to this issue. Please understand that
this is a security measure intended to help protect your Uakron.edu WebMail account. We apologize for any inconvenience.