phishers using copyright to appear legitimate

Phishing is nothing new. But they keep trying new tricks. Here’s the latest modification (on top of the clever ASCII-Art form and spoofed email address):

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The phishing email is apparently ©2010, The University of Calgary. Well, **I’d** sure believe that. We’ve been told to **trust** everyone who claims copyright, right?

I assume/hope there is a standing order to fire anyone on the spot for providing their account info to these moronic phishers.

dear email account user,

I just got this phishing email. You may have received a copy of it as well. I normally delete them without much thought, but actually read this one. It’s got a new angle I haven’t seen before. Here’s an image of the email (not using the plaintext, to avoid attracting phishers and spammers etc… wait. too late…)


Update: Microsoft just nuked the account used in the phishing scam.