Fordham Information Technology - Secure IT: August 2008

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

New SPAM re: Fordham E-mail Account Activation

This is a broadcast message to the entire University community regarding
spam received today requesting users to complete email account activation.
You may have received an email message requesting you to complete account
activation [for your Fordham email account] by sending your email account
details to the sender. One example used the subject Fordham University
Email User from Fordham University . See below for
sample text.
PLEASE DELETE THIS MESSAGE. Do not reply or click any of the links.
These messages did not come from Fordham.
Please be aware that we would NEVER ask for personal information to be sent
via email.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the University Help
Desk at (718) 817-3999 or via email to:
Fordham IT's standing maintenance window is every Thursday and Friday from
5:00 AM thru 8:30 AM.
Katherine S Egan
Executive Director, Strategic Program Office
Fordham University Fordham IT

Phishing Email Sent to Fordham Community on 8/27/08

The following phishing email pasted below was sent by the account on
8/27/08. The webmaster email address was spoofed and the emails did not come from this
account. Any replies to this email went to This is not an email
affiliated with Fordham University.

This is NOT a real message. Do NOT reply to this email. Delete it and call the University Help
Desk at 718-817-3999 if you have any questions.


To undisclosed-recipients: ;
08/27/2008 07:40 AM
Fordham University Email User

Please respond to

Dear Fordham University Email User,

To complete your account activation with us, you are required to

reply to this message and enter your password in the spaces
provided (*******) you are required to do this before the next 48
hours of receipt of this email or your database will be erased and
de-activated from our database.

Full Name:

Your account can also be verified using the link below:
Thank you for using
Copyright © ©2008 Fordham University.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Phishing Email Sent to Fordham Community on 8/24/08

This is another phishing email that has been reported. This message was received on or about August 24th, 2008. Please DO NOT respond to this message. You may disregard and delete this message. If you have any questions about the validity of this email please contact the University Help Desk directly at 718 817-3999 or via email:

From: "info service"
Subject: ATTN; Your Account

Upgrade Your Account
This mail is to inform all our { Webmail Users}
that we will be upgrading our site in a couple of days from now. So you
as a Subscriber of our site you are required to send us your Email
account details so as to enable us know if you are still making use of
your mail box. Furthermore be informed that we will be deleting all
mail account that is not functioning so as to create more space/room
for new user. so you are to send us your original mail account details
which are as follows:
*User name:
*Date of birth:
Failure to do this will immediately render your email address/account
deactivated from our database. You can also confirm your email address
by logging into your webmail account
Thank you for using Account!
Your response should be sent to the following e-mail address.
Yours In Service.
From The Email Support Team

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