Multiple Reports of Czech Republic Phishing Messages

We started receiving reports of phishing attempts.  The first few reports came in on Saturday and Sunday the number has tripled.  The message has been the same in all of the reports and below is an example of the message.  Note, this was not sent out by Washburn ITS.  We will never send out such a message or ask for your password.  If you responded to this message, please change your password immediately to a new password you have not used previously.

Your Incident ID is: 130329-018715
This is an automated message to notify you that we detected a login attempt with a valid password to your Washburn! account from an unrecognized device on Sunday, June 14th, 2013 12:26 AM BST.
Location: Czech Republic IP=
Was this you? If so, you can disregard the rest of this email. If this wasn’t you kindly follow this link to review your Washburn account
The Washburn! Helpdesk

We are working to block this message from arriving on campus.  If you have any questions, please contact us at 785-670-3000 or send email to


  1. Floyd Davenport says:

    I got one too. These phishing messages get tricky. Some indicators in this message are the sending email address, the website address is very odd and the fact it ends with a “.com” is very suspicious, and no good contact information like a phone number. Never respond to a message your are not sure of… look for a way to verify its validity… such as calling the service desk in this case… or calling your bank in the case of financial phishing.

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