USAJobs, the federal government's web portal for job postings, is warning users of a phishing scam targeting its applicants.

According to an advisory, registered users have been receiving emails asking them to revalidate account information. These emails are a phishing attempt designed to get users' information and potentially infect computers with malicious software.

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"Any emails received on that subject should be deleted immediately," the advisory warns. "Do not click on any links in the email."

Users with questions about their accounts or the phishing attempt should reach out to the USAJobs support center at

Aaron Boyd is an awarding-winning journalist currently serving as editor of Federal Times — a Washington, D.C. institution covering federal workforce and contracting for more than 50 years — and Fifth Domain — a news and information hub focused on cybersecurity and cyberwar from a civilian, military and international perspective.

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