Phishing email scam detected on campus

The phishing email message below is an example of an attempt to trick you into following a link which will steal your Netid and NetPassword. This style of phishing attack has been seen on Mississippi State's campus recently and is being actively used.

Note that the actual link address is to a web site that is NOT an MSU or Blackboard address. If you have received a phishing email like this, please discard the message and do NOT click on the link it contains.

For more information about phishing or email scams you can contact the ITS Help Desk via phone 662-325-0631 or 888-398-6394.

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From: Blackboard (
Sent: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 7:04 PM
Subject: New Course Form

Good Evening,

An important course form has been posted to you through the Blackboard Learning System.

Please sign in immediately to view the form.

Click here to sign in (URL pointing to non-MSU, non-Blackboard site)

Thank you,

Blackboard Learn.

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