Fordham Information Technology - Secure IT

Monday, April 14, 2014

Fordham Web Admin- Spear Phishing Email Sent to the Fordham Community on 4/14/2014

This is another Phishing email that has been reported. This message was received on or about April 14th, 2014. Please DO NOT respond to this message or anything that looks like it. You may disregard and delete this message. If you have any questions about the validity of this email please contact IT Customer Care at 718-817-3999 or via email: helpit@fordham.edu.


From: Fordham Web Admin < helpdesksp@admin.in.th >
Date: Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 7:06 AM
Subject: Re-validate Your Webmail account
To: user@fordham.edu

Your Mail quota has reached the limit, You might not be able to send or receive new mail until you re-validate your mailbox. To re-validate your mailbox reply to this notification and provide the details below. Note that your password will be encrypted with 1024-bit RSA keys to secure your password.

Email:........
Username:......
Password:......
Confirm Password:......
Alternative email:..........

Thanks,
Fordham Webmaster

Friday, April 11, 2014

IT Help Desk - Phishing Email Sent to the Fordham Community on 4/10/2014

This is another Phishing email that has been reported. This message was received on or about April 10th, 2014. Please DO NOT respond to this message or anything that looks like it. You may disregard and delete this message. If you have any questions about the validity of this email please contact IT Customer Care at 718-817-3999 or via email: helpit@fordham.edu.

Sent:Thursday, April 10, 2014 10:53:28 AM (UTC-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
To:user@fordham.edu
Subject:IT Helpdesk notification

Dear user,
We currently upgraded to 4GB space. Please log-in to your account in order to validate E-space. Your account is still open for you to send and receive e-mail. Click on Current student faculty and staff email upgrade to confirm details of your email account. Note that failure to confirm your email with this notification, would lead to dismissal of your user account. Protecting your email account and improving the quality of your email account is our primary concern. This has become necessary to serve you better. 

Copyright ©2014 IT Help desk.

Web Mail Account- Scam Email Sent to the Fordham Community on 4/9/2014

This is another Scam email that has been reported. This message was received on or about April 9th, 2014. Please DO NOT respond to this message or anything that looks like it. You may disregard and delete this message. If you have any questions about the validity of this email please contact IT Customer Care at 718-817-3999 or via email: helpit@fordham.edu.

Date: Wed, Apr 9, 2014 at 11:53 AM
Subject: HELP DESK
To: "info@mail.com"

Dear Web-Mail Account User,

Your Web-Mail Account shall be Disable or Suspended in less than 48 hours of this Notice. We have Noticed your Web-Mail Account have been Violated by a third Party Computer. Did you Sign In your Web-Mail Account in any Mobile Device or Did you sign into your Web-Mail Account in an Undisclosed Location? If you have done So, Kndly sign into your Web-Mail Account now via  Help Desk Service Portal below to Restore Access to your Web Account:
WWW. HELP DESK SERVICE. Copyright © 2010-2014 Web-Mail Team Design, All Rights Reserved.
Date: 09\04\2014

Update on the Heartbleed bug

Dear Colleagues and Students,

Recently a flaw, called the Heartbleed bug, was discovered in OpenSSL, a security method used on the Internet. Fordham IT is aware of the issue and our team is following best practices to ensure the security of Fordham’s systems and mitigate risk. 

We have no reason to believe that Fordham’s secure systems have been compromised. However, this vulnerability is not an isolated issue affecting the Fordham community. It affects your online life outside of Fordham, as well. The website Mashable has a list of potentially affected sites and actions you should take to protect your sensitive data: http://mashable.com/2014/04/09/heartbleed-bug-websites-affected/

Be on the lookout for criminals requesting your password via phishing emails or websites that claim your information has been compromised. Criminals will take advantage of this opportunity to prey on fears about the Heartbleed bug. 

If you have questions, contact IT Customer Care at 718-817-3999 or HelpIT@fordham.edu. Follow us on Twitter for news and alerts: @FordhamIT.

Best,
Elizabeth

-------------------------------
Elizabeth Cornell, PhD
IT Communications Specialist
Fordham University | Fordham IT
@Fordham IT

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

COMPENSATION PAYMENT - Scam Email Sent to the Fordham Community on 4/2/2014


This is another Scam email that has been reported. This message was received on or about April 2nd, 2014. Please DO NOT respond to this message or anything that looks like it. You may disregard and delete this message. If you have any questions about the validity of this email please contact IT Customer Care at 718-817-3999 or via email: helpit@fordham.edu.

From: inforsales11 inforsales11@gmail.com

Date:April 2, 2014 at 3:19:19 AM EDT

To:user@fordham.edu

 
Subject: PAYMENT

FROM THE ECOWAS COMMITTEE,TOGO

RE: COMPENSATION PAYMENT,

ATTN:

THIS IS TO INFORM YOU THAT THE ECOWAS COMMITTEE HAS APPROVED YOUR
COMPENSATION PAYMENT OF $1.8 M, KINDLY CONTACT BELOW.

MR. MALVIN APATIVO

EMAIL: general@ecowass.org

YOUR PAYMENT BATCH # : ECO/4590/04/TG

THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.

BEST REGARDS,


RAPH YU MAN


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Admin Help Desk 2014 (c) - Phishing Email Sent to the Fordham Community on 4/1/2014


This is another Phishing email that has been reported. This message was received on or about April 1st, 2014. Please DO NOT respond to this message or anything that looks like it. You may disregard and delete this message. If you have any questions about the validity of this email please contact IT Customer Care at 718-817-3999 or via email: helpit@fordham.edu.

From: Robert Bankston - RCHS
Sent: Tue 4/1/2014 10:32 AM
To: Robert Bankston - RCHS
Subject: Admin Help Desk 2014 (c)


This Message is From the Admin Help Desk. Due to our latest IP Security upgrades we have reason to believe that your E-mail account was accessed by a third party.

Protecting the security of your E-mail account is our primary concern; we have limited access to sensitive E-mail account features.

To resolve this issue you have to Re-validate your e-mail account. Failure to Re-validate your E-mail account as soon as you see this message will cause the deactivation of your E-mail account be warned.

Help Desk requires you to validated your email account by clicking
http://helpdeskrequiresyoutovalidation.tripod.com/


Thank you for your cooperation.
Admin Help Desk 2014 ©





 
 
 

Monday, February 24, 2014

J0B 0FFER- Phishing Email Sent to the Fordham Community on 2/24/2014

This is another Phishing email that has been reported. This message was received on or about February 24th, 2014. Please DO NOT respond to this message or anything that looks like it. You may disregard and delete this message. If you have any questions about the validity of this email please contact IT Customer Care at 718-817-3999 or via email: helpit@fordham.edu.

From: user
Date: Mon, Feb 24, 2014 at 2:57 PM
Subject: J0B 0FFER
To: zz.adryano19@gmail.com

Job Descriptions:
You will be assigned to visit a shop.
You need to pretend to be a normal potential customer
who is looking for a particular service or product.
You will then finish an on-line questionnaire to share
with us your customer experience.
Requirements:
19 Years old or above.
Can speak local language well.
Can read and write English.
No experience needed Like Shopping.

Pay Job :
You will get $250 for each assignment.
Most of the time you will only need to spend 20 minutes on the visit.

Give me your information for register ;
1. Name :
2. Genders & Ages :
3  Physical A_ddress :
4. Citys / States / Countrys :
5. Zip Codes :
6. Phones :
7. O.c.c.u.p.a.t.i.o.n :
8. E-Mail:

We are waiting your good response, Thank You.

Regards,
MS-PA Manager
Customer Service

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Fordham IT Implements a New Password Expiration Initiative

Did you know that your AccessIT ID password is an integral aspect of Fordham IT’s online security program? Your password adheres to certain rules that make it complex enough to thwart the potential theft of sensitive information accessed through your Fordham account.

Passwords are often stolen when individuals accidentally respond to fraudulent requests for personal information. This is called a phishing attack and is the most common way for credentials like passwords and credit card information to be stolen. Sophisticated hacking techniques can steal many passwords at one time from large institutions. A password is not just an institution’s first line of defense against a cyber attack. It may also be the weakest link.

A victim of password theft might not discover that their password was stolen because it may not be used immediately. When a stolen password is used, however, it can wreak havoc on the lives of those affected and damage an institution’s reputation. That’s why changing passwords every now and then helps to limit the amount of time a stolen password remains useful.

To help keep personal information and other sensitive data as secure as possible, Fordham IT has implemented the Password Expiration Initiative. All AccessIT ID passwords are set to expire in Spring 2014 unless they are changed by individual users beforehand. Changing your password takes less than two minutes. Once you change your password, it will be set to expire again, in 180 days. (Be advised that the first time you attempt to access your Gmail from a mobile device after changing your password, you will be prompted to enter your new AccessIT ID password.)

Everyone is responsible for protecting Fordham’s systems. The Password Expiration Initiative is an important way for individuals to do their part and help Fordham IT fulfill its commitment to ensuring the online security of the entire campus community.

Please remember that Fordham IT will NEVER request passwords or other personal information via email. Messages requesting such information are fraudulent and should be reported to IT and then deleted. Fordham IT is committed to maintaining the integrity of the university’s online resources.

We can tell you more about the Password Expiration Initiative!
Visit our website http://www.fordham.edu/PWExpire to learn about
  • Town Hall dates and locations
  • Instructions for changing your password
  • Password complexity rules
Follow us on Twitter: @FordhamSecureIT


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Update your e-mail account - - Phishing Email Sent to the Fordham Community on 2/18/2014

This is another Phishing email that has been reported. This message was received on or about February 18th, 2014. Please DO NOT respond to this message or anything that looks like it. You may disregard and delete this message. If you have any questions about the validity of this email please contact IT Customer Care at 718 817-3999 or via email: helpit@fordham.edu.


From: Blackboard
Date:
Subject: Update your e-mail account
To: 



Attention,

 
Please click on the link below to update your e-mail account.
 
Click
 
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