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Phishing Alert

Many U-M community members received this e-mail on 11/03/2011. This message is not from U-M. Do not respond, do not click on any link, and immediately delete it.

  • If you have already clicked on the link and entered any personal information—including your UMICH password--immediately change your password AND contact 4-HELP. An ITS Service Representative will check your account for any malicious activity that may already have been carried out by the sender of the phishing message.
  • If you have any concern that your e-mail account may be compromised, contact 4-HELP.

Text of 11/03/2011 Phishing Message (Links Removed)

Date: Thursday, November 03, 2011
Subject: Windows UPDATE

Microsoft Windows Client

Esteemed Clients, Because of the Windows operating system vulnerabilities, it was necessary to send an e-mail to remove and secure your system. To solve the problem:


This is not a virus, security system installation and disable antivirus needed Microsoft.Com windows@microsoft.com