Security Alert! Phishing E-mail: IT Service Desk Support

The following message started circulating via Email:

**** MESSAGE ****

From: Cobb, Becky []
Sent: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 7:48 AM
Subject: IT Service Desk Support

ITS Service Desk Support requires your immediate re-activation of your Email account. This is to upgrade email account to Microsoft Outlook 2014. Inability to complete this procedure will render your account inactivate. Activate by

Security Alert-Phishing E-mail: Administration User Alert

What is the issue?  Security Alert – Phishing attempt being circulated via the Internet Phishing E-Mails are an attempt to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details (and sometimes, indirectly, money) by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.  E-Mail purporting to be from popular social web sites, auction […]