Phishing scam sent to MU Webmail accounts

Tuesday, May 6, 2008 | 12:16 p.m. CDT; updated 3:21 a.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 22, 2008

COLUMBIA — An e-mail sent to some MU Webmail accounts asking for account passwords is a phishing scam, according to MU’s information technology division.

The e-mail, sent Monday evening, asked for users’ PawPrint, password, and secret question and answer. The message, which claims to come from, asks for the information for a “new Mizzou Webmail” application. The e-mail said that those users who did not send their account information would be deleted in seven days.

Terry Robb, a spokesperson with the division, advises those who sent their information should immediately change their password. Those who did not respond should immediately delete the e-mail, Robb said.

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