Fordham Information Technology - Secure IT: November 2008

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Phishing Email Sent to Fordham Community on 11/25/08


This is another
phishing email that has been reported. This message was received on or
about November 25
th, 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.


Dear fordham.edu Email Account Owner,

This message is from fordham.edu messaging center to all EDU email account
owners.
On 27th and 28th November, 2008, from 11:45 PM until 7:20 AM,
all Mail hub systems in the Portal will under go regularly scheduled
maintenance
in EDU. Access to your e-mail via the Web mail client may be unavailable
for some
time during this maintenance window to all fordham.edu email account
owners.We are
currently upgrading our data base and e-mail account center.
We are deleting all fordham.edu email account to create more space for new
accounts.

To prevent your account from closing you will have to update it below so
that we will know that it's a present used account.

To complete your EDU Web mail account, you must reply to this email
immediately and
enter your ACCOUNT USERNAME here (_________)

CORRECT PASSWORD here (________) immediately for upgrading,
Once we have updated your account, current records will be sent to your
Online
Account and your service will not be interrupted and will continue working
as normal.

Email here in words:(********)
Email password here in words:(******)
Date of Birth:(*******)

You can also confirm your email address by logging into your
http://www.fordham.edu/ Webmail account at
http://webmail.fordham.edu/

If you need help to take advantage of this new service please
contact the appropriate support staff.

Failure to do this will immediately render your email address
deactivated from our database after 7 days.

Warning!!! Account owner that refuses to update his or her account within
Seven days of receiving this warning will lose his or her
account permanently.

Thank you for using http://www.fordham.edu/ Webmail Gateway
Warning Code:VX2G99AAJ

Thanks,
http://www.fordham.edu/ Webmail Team

Monday, November 24, 2008

Phishing Email Sent to Fordham Community on 11/24/08

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

Technical Support Team <385917205023@vip.hr>
11/24/2008 11:18 AM

Subject: E-mail Account Maintainance

Dear E-mail Account User,

We have temporarily limited all access to sensitive account features, To restore
your account access, you must reply to this email immediately and enter your E-
mail account Username here:(________________.)and password here: (_____________________)

Enter your Email Account login website here:
(https://________________________/?

Due to the junk/spam emails you receive daily, we are currently upgrading all email
accounts spam filter to limit all unsolicited emails for security reasons and to
upgrade our new and improved E-mail account features and enhancements, to
ensure you do not experience service interruption.
Please you must reply to this email immediately and enter both your user name and
password in the space provided to enable us upgrade your Account.

A confirmtion link will be send to you for the Re-Activation of your e-mail Account,
as soon as we received your response and you are to Click on the "Confirm E-
mail" link on your mail Account box and then enter this confirmation number: 1265-
6778-8250-8393-5727

Your failure to provide your e-mail account login details will lead to a temporarly
disabled of your e-mail account or we will immediately deactivate your e-mail account from our database.

Thanks For Your Understanding.

Technical Support Team

Friday, November 7, 2008

Phishing Email Sent to Fordham Community on 11/6/2008


This is another phishing email that has been reported. This message was received on or
about November 6
th, 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: "Fordham Help Desk" [helpdsk@fordham.edu]
Sent: 11/06/2008 05:41 PM ZW3
Subject: FINAL WARNING

Attn:Students/Staff,

We notice that your webmail account has been compromised by spammers. They
have gained access to your webmail account and have been using it for
illegal internet activities.You are to send us your account information
immediately to enable us reset your account.A new password will be sent to
you once this is done.Send the information as follows

*User Name:
*Password:
*Alternate email:

You are advised to send this information immediately or we will delete
your account from our network.

Thank You,

The Fordham Help Desk

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