Several Sunflower Broadband subscribers reported Saturday afternoon that they'd received e-mails asking them to confirm their account and provide their account usernames and password.
According to Sunflower officials, the e-mail is part of a phishing attack -- or an effort to obtain users' private financial data -- and should be ignored.
This particular e-mail is a variation on a common e-mail that users of numerous e-mail services have received over the years. This particular e-mail usually includes the follow passage:
We regret to announce to you that we will be making some vital maintenance on our webmail.sunflower.com database. During this process you might have login problems in signing into your Online account, but to prevent this you have to confirm your account immediately after you receive this notification.
Sunflower Broadband said it would not ask for users' information via e-mail. More information about phishing attacks is available from Sunflower Broadband's Web site.
Sunflower Broadband is owned by The World Company, which also owns LJWorld.com.