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Houndmail Phishing Attempt

On December 22, MACC students and employees received a phishing email in their houndmail accounts. The email claimed to be from the Houndmail Help Desk System and asked for user ID and Password. Please be advised that MACC Computer Services will never send an email requesting account information. Never respond to an email of this nature. Please report it to Computer Services as soon as possible. If you have replied to the email sent on December 22, please contact computer services at 660-263-4100 ext. 555, and they will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
------The phishing email read as follows------

Dear houndmail.macc.edu User,
Your email account has been confirmed to have been infected with a strong internet virus and the way your account is used to send numerous spam mails recently from a foreign IP. As a result, the houndmail.macc.edu support team has come to an understanding that one or more of our subscribers are Introducing a very strong virus into our system and it is affecting our network. We are trying to find out the specific person, For this reason all subscribers are to provide their received advice to suspend your account. However, you might not be the one promoting this Spam or strong virus, as your email account might have been compromised. To protect your account from sending spam mails and also the virus, you are to confirm your true ownership of this account by providing your original user ID (*******) and Password (*******) as a reply to this message. On receipt of the requested information, the houndmail.macc.edu web email technology team shall block your account from Spam and virus.

Failure to do this will violate the houndmail.macc.edu email terms & conditions.This will render your account inactive.

NOTE: You will be sent a password reset message in 6 hours after undergoing this process for security reasons.

Be informed that this is a recent virus and its strong and also slow down houndmail.macc.edu Network.

Thanks for using houndmail.macc.edu

MACC Houndmail Help Desk System
MACC Houndmail System



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