November 6, 2008 12:00 a.m. CST
WARNING!!! UPGRADE YOUR WEBMAIL ACCOUNT!!!
TERMINATION OF YOUR IASTATE.EDU WEBMAIL ACCOUNT
If you've received a message with one of the subject lines above (or something similar),
. These are a type of phishing scam known as spear phishing because the scam is targeted at a specific audience.
Some Iowa State email accounts are receiving variations of these emails alleging to be from "webmail Support Dept" or from Iowa State University. The message asks users to provide their email address, username, and password to verify their identity to avoid having their account closed.
If you did reply with your password, immediately go to https://asw.iastate.edu/cgi-bin/acropolis/user/password, and change your password.
Iowa State University, IT Services, or the Solution Center will
ask you to send your password or other confidential personal information via email.
More information on phishing:
’How Not to Get Hooked by a …Phishing‘ Scam“