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Updated: 8/23/2013 11:17 am
STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) -- Mississippi State University leaders want students to be aware of a phishing email scam that has been detected on campus.

The phishing email message below is an example of an attempt to trick students into following a link which will steal their Netid and NetPassword.

This style of phishing attack has been seen on MSU's campus recently and is being actively used.

School leaders say 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.

============================Begin Phishing Email==============================
From: Blackboard (nxxxxxxxxxx@blackboard.com)
Sent: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 7:04 PM
To: xxxxxxxxx@msstate.edu
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.
============================End Phishing Email===============================
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