Phishing attack hits S&T emails

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On February 28, 2014

A phishing email was circulated on the Missouri S&T campus yesterday, Feb. 27. The email contained the text seen below and was an attempt by a malicious phisher to trick recipients into sharing personal information.

All students, faculty and staff are reminded to exercise a healthy skepticism when receiving suspicious emails and follow the proper process to report spam and phishing attempts:

Sample text of phishing email as sent from a compromised S&T student email account:


This message is sent automatically by the computer. If you are receiving this message it means that your email address has been queued for deactivation; this was as a result of a continuous error script (code:505) receiving from this email address.

To upgrade your account, please click the link below
<link removed>


IT thanks the many S&T students, faculty and staff who properly reported the phishing attack and did not click the link or enter their information.

For assistance or to check the validity of this message, contact the IT Help Desk by calling 341-4357 (HELP), visiting the walk-in center on the first floor of the Curtis Laws Wilson Library or submitting a ticket online at

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