Malicious email alert: UW acct phishing email

Another phishing email targeting UW NetID is making its rounds. See example below.

Remember to never click a link without first hovering your mouse over it to see where it goes. In this case, if you hover over the link, you will see that it goes to a non-UW web domain. Let’s take a closer look.


Example phishing email:

From: University of Washington <>
Date: April 28, 2016 at 1:49:08 AM PDT
To: Undisclosed recipients:;
Subject: Message from UW staff portal


You have new important message from the Staff portal

Click here to read

Thank you
University of Washington
All rights reserved.