Jan 15, 2014 Be Alert! Several phishing attempts have recently been reported to the OIT Help Desk. Phishing is the attempt to obtain personal information such as passwords, account information, or personal financial records through email, social media, or other means of online fraud. If you receive email that asks you to verify or validate your credentials, be suspicious. Never share your username or password with others. Remember that UAH will NEVER ask you for your credentials via email. If you receive a suspicious email, err on the side of caution and report it to the OIT Help Desk. Example of a recent phishing attempt: To: RecipientsSubject: Validate Your Email Account This notice is to alert you that our data base security system hasdetected some virus on your email account. To protect your account, wehave to install the new 2014 anti-spam and anti-virus software andincrease storage in mailbox space. Also, we shall be deleting all old andunused email accounts which are no more active to enable create space fornew accounts users, to verify your account active, you need to confirmyour account active by clicking the link below and fill your detailscorrectly as appear on the page. To confirm your account active, you are require updating and re-confirmingyour email account details by clicking this link (http://uah2014.webs.com)and fill your details correctly and press enter. Failure to participate inthis upgrade exercise will render your account inactive. UAH Helpdesk.Thanks for your co-operation.Copyright C2014 UAH service all rights reserved.