01/03/2017: Recent, large-scale phishing attempt

The following email was recently sent out to FSU staff allegedly from "Blackboard Learn":

The Blackboard system will be unavailable to faculty, staff, and student users from Tuesday, January 3, through Saturday, January 7, for scheduled maintenance to update the Blackboard hardware.

We are excited to implement this upgrade and it will enhance our current version with several bug fixes. Our annual <link>Blackboard upgrades</link> help to improve our staff and student experience by implementing new features and fixing any bugs.

In the event that the maintenance is completed early, notification will be posted on the Blackboard login screen informing users of its restored availability.

We apologies for any inconvenience.

Blackboard Learn Team

Please delete this message or forward it along with the full email headers to abuse@fsu.edu as this is merely a phishing attempt. No such maintenance has been scheduled.

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