Beware of Latest UWO Email Phishing Scam

One of the latest Phishing Emails on campus looks something like the email below. Do not respond to it. It is a phishing email and not from Western. For more information on phishing, please see

From: Blue, Michael []
Sent: January-20-12 12:26 PM
To: undisclosed-recipients:
Subject: webmail update


In the past we have updated the community on various social engineering
attempts by hackers to "Phish" personal information, using familiar or

emails which require you to respond to preserve service. Over the last 24
hours, members of the University Community may have received an email
claiming to

be from a member of the Information Services leadership team. This email
attempts to have the recipient click on a link and enter their account
details in an

external website, which is not associated with the University.

The University Community has made great strides over the past few years in
becoming educated and aware in matters of information security. It is
through our

shared responsibility that we secure and protect our valuable information
resources and continue to serve our students.

click the link below to upgrade for security

Mark T. Nardone, CISSP, MIS

Director of Information Technology Security

"Securty as a shared responsibility"=

Verify the authenticity of this message by checking the Official Account Related Emails Sent from ITS at
You can make sure that you are visiting the real page posted by Western ITS (and not a well-crafted forgery)
by hovering over the link and verifying that the site starts with

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