Fordham Information Technology - Secure IT: September 2008

Monday, September 15, 2008

Phishing Email Sent to Fordham Community on 9/15/08


This is another phishing email that has been reported on September 15th, 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: helpdesk@fordham.edu.

From:
Sent: 09/15/2008 06:10 AM AST
Subject: Account Confirmation {Account Expires in 4 days}

Dear Staff/Student

This message is from the IT Service messaging center to all
subscribers/webmail users. We are currently upgrading the webmail data
base and e-mail centers due to an unusual activities identified in our
email system. We are deleting all unused Webmail Accounts. You are
required to verify and update your Webmail by confirming your Webmail
identity. This will prevent your Webmail account from been closed
during this exercise. In order to confirm your Webmail identity, you
are to provide the following data;

Confirm Your WebMail Identity Below;

First Name:
Last Name:
Username/ID:
Password:
Date of Birth:

Warning: Any subscriber/webmail user that refuses to verify and
subsequently update his/her Webmail within 4 days of receiving this
warning will lose his/her Webmail Account permanently.

We thank you for your prompt attention to this matter. Please
understand that this is a security measure intended to help protect
your Webmail Account. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Regards,
Leboyd Nichole
Webmail Administrator.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Recent Phishing & SPAM Messages


This is a broadcast message to the Fordham community regarding recent spam
email messages requesting personal information such as passwords.
Please do not respond to these types of messages. Please delete these
messages.
Fordham IT will never ask for usernames, passwords, SSNs, FIDNs, or any
other personally identifiable information (known as PII), via email.
We are in the process of developing a website to better inform the
community about electronic security awareness and to keep everyone
up-to-date on these types of phishing and or spam attacks. Additional
Information will be communicated in the next couple of weeks as we finalize
the web content.
If you are unsure about an email message's validity - please forward it to
the University Helpdesk at helpdesk@fordham.edu
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the University Help
Desk at (718) 817-3999 or via email to: helpdesk@fordham.edu
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
email: kegan@fordham.edu
http://www.fordham.edu/ITNews
_____________________________________

Phishing Email Sent to Fordham Community on 9/12/2008


This is another phishing email that has been reported. This message was received on or about
September 12th, 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: helpdesk@fordham.edu.


Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2008 05:55:27 -1200
From: The Fordham.edu Webmail Team
To: (Recipient List Suppressed)

Dear Fordham.edu Staff/Student
We are contacting you to remind you that our Account Review
Team identified some unusual activity in your Fordham.edu
Webmail Account. As a result,access to your account has been
limited in accordance with Fordham.edu Webmail Online User
Agreement. Your account access will remain limited until
this issue has been resolved. You are therefore required to
provide the information below;
° Fordham.edu Webmail complete Username(**********) and
Password(********)
*Important*
Please provide all these information completely and
correctly otherwise due to security reasons we may have to
close your account temporarily.
We thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.Please
understand that this is a security measure intended to help
protect you and your Fordham.edu Webmail Account. We
apologise for any inconvenience.
Thanks
The Fordham.edu Webmail Team
Copyright © 2008 - Fordham.edu - All Rights Reserved

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Phishing Email Sent to Fordham Community on 9/9/08


This is another phishing email that has been reported on September 9th, 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: helpdesk@fordham.edu.

-----Original Message-----
From: David Heskett [mailto:dmheskett@randolph.edu]
Sent: Tuesday, September 09, 2008 8:24 AM
Subject: Dear edu Webmail Account User
Dear edu Webmail Account User

This message is from the apu webmail messaging center to all webmail account owners. We are
currently upgrading our data base and e-mail account center. We are deleting all unused
webmail account to create more space for new accounts.

We are currently performing maintenance and upgrading our Digital webmail services for your
convinience. To prevent your account from closing you will have to update it below to know it's
status as a currently used account.

Confirm Your edu WebMail Details;
User Name:
Password:
Date of Birth:

The above info will be sent to this confidentiale
mail:posthelpdesk@mail2help.com
You will be sent a new confirmation alphanumerical password so that it will only be valid during
this period and can be changed after the process.

Warning!!! Any account owner that refuses to update his or her account within Seven working
days of this update notification will loose his or her account permanently.

Thank you for the time in expense!
Webmail Account Support Team
Warning Code :ID67565434
Email correspondence to and from this address may be subject to the North Carolina Public
Records law and may be disclosed to third parties by anauthorized state official. (NCGS.Ch. 132)

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Phishing Email Sent to Fordham Community on 9/4/2008


The following phishing email pasted below was sent by the account gssadmission@fordham.edu
(or GSSADMISSION/CORPORA/FIRE), depending on your email system).

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.

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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:
Id:
Password:

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