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This is a phishing attempt first reported to CSULB ITS on October 3, 2015.

Email Detail

From: Edward Von Leffern <>
Sent: 10/03/2015 3:35 AM
Subject: RE: Account Update

From: Michael Smale <>
Sent: 10/05/2015 5:25 AM
Subject: RE: Account Update



The user receives an email claiming their email has been seized. The link goes to a fraudulent site containing a form, which requests the user to enter their credentials.   This has been reported as abuse to the website host company, and in most cases, the form has been removed.

Intent of the Email

The sender is attempting to collect password information to access email accounts for their own malicious purposes.


 Figure 1: Screenshot of the phishing email

Figure 2: Screenshot of the second phishing email

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