Below is an example of a recent phishing attempt.  The email did not come from a UTC email account and the address that they are wanting you to send your username and password information to is not a UTC email account.  But neither of these facts are as important as remembering that the UTC IT Helpdesk will never ask you for username and password information via email.


From: Bill Sanders <>
Date: May 20, 2009 8:00:17 AM EDT
Subject: Your ailbox has been de-activated

This is to inform you that your Mailbox has been de-activated by your System Administrator due to an unusual activity detected in your mailbox. Hence, you may not be able to receive new mail until your mailbox is re-activated. You are to contact your System Administrator with your Login Details which includes your mailbox User name and Password for them to re-activate your mailbox.

System Administrator

If your mailbox remains de-activated for an extended period of time, it may result in further limitations or eventual closure of your mailbox.

The information contained in this e-mail may be confidential and is intended solely for the use of the named addressee. Access, copying or re-use of the e-mail or any information contained herein by any other person is not authorized.