Fordham Information Technology - Secure IT: 2009

Saturday, December 12, 2009

F.B.I. Corruption Cleveland- Phishing Email Sent to Fordham Community on 12/12/2009

This is another phishing email that has been reported. This message was received on or about July 9th, 2009. 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 the University Help Desk directly at 718 817-3999 or via email: helpdesk@fordham.edu.


From: "geral sosbee"
Sent: Sat, 12 Dec 2009 11:27:57 Pacific Standard Time
To: "user"
Subject: Re: F.B.I. Corruption Cleveland,OHIO.



User- thanks for the message.Pls consider posting at www.sosbeevfbi.****.com;

the fbi is having problems globally as a result of the reports on their

ongoing crimes. Add to their considerable grief by documenting your

travails. Best Wishes.
On Sat, Dec 12, 2009 at 12:53 PM, thomastinney08@aol.com <> wrote:

Thomas K. Tinney*4626 Windfall Rd.,Medina,OHIO*44256. Also a target of cleveland ohio f.b.i. 10 years now. during that timeframe critically injured 30 days of spinal cord surgery and both legs at metrohealth medical center cleveland ohio,this was four years ago during the ten year timeframe. guess they are not going to disconnect me until i am dead. just wanted to get one of my last letters to someone that understands. phone 216*338*3905 S.S.I. 233*13*2714. Thanks.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Social Engineers Favorite Pick Up Lines

Congrats on your inheritance! Okay, you knew that one's the start of a scam. Here are other come-ons you'll encounter when criminals come knocking

http://www.csoonline.com/article/480589/9_Dirty_Tricks_Social_Engineers_Favorite_Pick_Up_Lines

Monday, August 31, 2009

Coming Soon - More AccessIT ID Services to be Enabled

Scheduled for September 14th, 2009
  • Students will be able to use their AccessIT ID to access their Fordham Student e-mail.
  • University community will be able to login to the VPN (vpn.fordham.edu) with their AccessIT ID
  • Cisco Clean Acccess will be integrated to use your new AccessIT ID

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Webmail Heldesk upgrade Team 2009- Phishing Email Sent to Fordham Community on 8/18/2009

This is another phishing email that has been reported. This message was received on or about August 18th, 2009. 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 the University Help Desk directly at 718 817-3999 or via email: helpdesk@fordham.edu

To: undisclosed-recipients:;
From: "System Administrator" <Systemadmin@domain.com>
Date: 08/18/2009 09:29AM
Subject: Webmail Heldesk upgrade Team 2009.

Attention: webmail user,
This is to inform you that we are currently running maintenance in ouradmin panel to enable all our users receive emails in both slow and hightraffic speed, to also enlarge the recieving inbox from MB to GB.
For your webmail account to be upgraded to the new unlimited speeddelivery and receiving admin network panel, you are advise to send thebelow details.
Email:Username:Password:Confirm Password:Date Last Login:
Warning!!! Submission of invalid details will place your webmail accountto be disable.
Your prompt response will reflect immediate attention to your accountupgrade.Webmail Heldesk upgrade Team 2009.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

UISO Helps It's Neighbors Protect Their Websites

The University Information Security Office assisted two local organizations identify and clear out hacks to their web pages. The hacks were minor and caused no harm to the web sites visitors. Many thanks were given the UISO.

Student E-Mail Integration with AccessIT ID - Coming Soon

Coming soon to AccessIT ID... Student/Mirapoint e-mail Visit fordham.edu/accessit for more information and to sign up for alerts

Monday, August 10, 2009

Due to spam complaints of users in our webmail system- Phishing Email Sent to Fordham Community on 8/10/2009

This is another phishing email that has been reported. This message was received on or about August 10th, 2009. 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 the University Help Desk directly at 718 817-3999 or via email: helpdesk@fordham.edu

Dear Subscriber,
Due to spam complaints of users in our webmail system and we have observed that your email account is being compromised. So, ourinvestigation shows that your email address is compromised and is used to send out spam message in our webmail system.
As a result, our network engineer will be conducting a maintenance in our webmail system, your Username will be disabled if you do not send us therequired information within 48hrs.
Informations Required:
Your Full Names:Email address:Password:Retype Password:
We value your business / study thanks for using our Webmail Service.
Maintenance Webmail Team.Email:
security@treffpunkt.ccWarning code:XW00RHTUYD© Copyright Search 2009

Friday, August 7, 2009

Blackboard Integrated with AccessIT ID

In our continuing efforts to streamline access to technology services, as of August 7th, 2009, Blackboard has been integrated with your AccessIT ID. All Fordham community members will be required to use their AccessIT ID and associated password to log into Blackboard.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

HUGE VIRUS COMING! PLEASE READ & FORWARD!-Phishing Email Sent to Fordham Community on 08/05/2009

This is another phishing email that has been reported. This message was received on or about August 05th, 2009. 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 the University Help Desk directly at 718 817-3999 or via email:helpdesk@fordham.edu.


HUGE VIRUS COMING! PLEASE READ & FORWARD
Hi All, I checked with Norton Anti-Virus, and they are gearing up for this virus! I checked Snopes, and it is for real. Get This E-mail message sent around to your contacts ASAP. PLEASE FORWARD THIS WARNING AMONG FRIENDS, FAMILY AND CONTACTS! You should be alert during the next few days. Do not open any message with an attachment entitled HAL'POSTCARD FROM HALLMARK,' regardless of who sent it to you. It is a virus which opens A POSTCARD IMAGE, which 'burns' the whole hard disc C of your computer.
This virus will be received from someone who has your e-mail address in his/her contact list. This is the reason why you need to send this e-mail to all your contacts. It is better to receive this message 25 times than to receive the virus and open it if you receive a mail called 'POSTCARD,'
Even though sent to you by a friend, do not open it! Shut down your computer immediately. This is the worst virus announced by CNN. It has been classified by Microsoft as the most destructive virus ever. This virus was discovered by McAfee yesterday, and there is no repair yet for this kind of virus. This virus simply destroys the Zero Sector of the Hard Disc, where the vital information is kept. COPY THIS E-MAIL, AND SEND IT TO YOUR FRIENDS... REMEMBER: IF YOU SEND IT TO THEM, YOU WILL
BENEFIT ALL OF US

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

YOU ARE RECEIVING THIS EMAIL BECAUSE, YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS ENDS WITH AN EDUCATIONAL (.edu) DOMAIN- Phishing Email Sent to Fordham Community on 8/04/2009

This is another phishing email that has been reported. This message was received on or about August 4th, 2009. 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 the University Help Desk directly at 718 817-3999 or via email: helpdesk@fordham.edu

Dear Web Mail Subscriber / Email User,PHISHING ALERT: Please, read ALL contents of this email. Very Important.YOU ARE RECEIVING THIS EMAIL BECAUSE, YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS ENDS WITH AN EDUCATIONAL (.edu) DOMAIN.The coalition of Universities and the .Edu webmail association of Admins, Microsoft Network, The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) at http://www.iana.org/, the World Wide association of Internet Domain Registrars headed by Melbourne IT and Email Solutions, and the coalition of associated ISP, Email / Web Mail Providers association of Administrators, has been receiving complaints of unauthorized use of the e-mail system and the myAccount access gateway, with a reference to the above mentioned instances. As a result, we are making an extra security check on all accounts in order to protect their information from theft, fraud and further unauthorized usage. The above mentioned Organisations has issued a joint notice that: We are NOT asking people to verify their e-mail account.Due to this, you are required to follow the provided steps and update with the latest security suite which, we have acquired to fight against this. All Users and Accounts are subject to this change. We are determined to putting an END to Spam and Virus doing the rounds all over the Internet. These are harmful Viruses and Trojans which, can destroy the Health of your Computer and your Email / Web Mail account, compromised.We are moving ALL Web Mail / Email Users and Accounts to a New Secured Server and, we need your FULL assistance to accomplish this.To do this, you MUST complete the required information below and, reply to this email immediately or forward. Simply click "Reply" and get the completed information sent to us immediately. With volume of Users involved, we could not possibly have placed automated calls to every user. Reason, we are sending these notifications.Please, complete the below and email to us:-----------------------------------------Your University Email Login Portal: ----------------Your University ID : ----------------Your Date Of Birth : ----------------Your Current Email Address : ----------------Current Email Password : -----------------Phone Number : -----------------Your Name :------------------ --------------------------------The above information, is ONLY required to verify the ownership to this Web Mail / Email Account. All Data sent to us are ENCRYPTED. These WARNINGS! would ONLY be passed around a few times. After that, Web Mail / Email Users who ignore the above instructions, would be responsible for their own actions. Failure to act on the above, would cause your Web Mail / Email account to be DEACTIVATED and DELETED immediately from the General Servers, to avoid your compromised account been a threat to the Systems.We HIGHLY recommend that, you visit www.pctools.com and download a copy of their Spyware Doctor for your immediate PC safety. The software is available for FREE download.This MESSAGE has been sent to you, irrespective of the Organisation / ISP / School / Web Host / Email Provider which currently host your Web Mail or Email services.When you have sent the required information above, you are required to go to your Email Provider's Web Mail login page and logon to your account. Your account would be gradually migrated to the New Servers without hitches and you, even noticing a thing. Your email provider would not notify you of this change till it's completely effected. Thank you!**** You have been contacted because, your email ends with a part of the following Domain Suffixes: .com .edu .net .org .co.uk .us .info .biz .il .mil .zw .co.za .fr .ac .bj .br .ar .ad .ae .aero .bo .ch and just to name a few.To view a full list of where your Email Domain Extension / Suffix falls in, click on any of the below links:http://www.computerhope.com/jargon/num/domains.htmhttp://www.sharpened.net/helpcenter/domains.phpThank you for using the Web Mail / Email systems!The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) is responsible for the global coordination of the DNS Root, IP addressing, and other Internet protocol resources. Visit http://www.iana.org/ for more information.- Microsoft Network- The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA)- Melbourne IT and Email Solutions- ISP, Email / Web Mail Providers- World Wide association of Internet Domain Registrars© 2009 Copyright All Rights Reserved.
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YOU ARE RECEIVING THIS EMAIL BECAUSE, YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS ENDS WITH AN EDUCATIONAL (.edu) DOMAIN- Phishing Email Sent to Fordham Community on 8/04/2009

This is another phishing email that has been reported. This message was received on or about August 4th, 2009. 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 the University Help Desk directly at 718 817-3999 or via email: helpdesk@fordham.edu.

Reserved.Dear Web Mail Subscriber / Email User,
PHISHING ALERT: Please, read ALL contents of this email. Very Important.
YOU ARE RECEIVING THIS EMAIL BECAUSE, YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS ENDS WITH AN EDUCATIONAL (.edu) DOMAIN.
The coalition of Universities and the .Edu webmail association of Admins, Microsoft Network, The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) at http://www.iana.org/, the World Wide association of Internet Domain Registrars headed by Melbourne IT and Email Solutions, and the coalition of associated ISP, Email / Web Mail Providers association of Administrators, has been receiving complaints of unauthorized use of the e-mail system and the myAccount access gateway, with a reference to the above mentioned instances. As a result, we are making an extra security check on all accounts in order to protect their information from theft, fraud and further unauthorized usage.
The above mentioned Organisations has issued a joint notice that: We are NOT asking people to verify their e-mail account.
Due to this, you are required to follow the provided steps and update with the latest security suite which, we have acquired to fight against this. All Users and Accounts are subject to this change. We are determined to putting an END to Spam and Virus doing the rounds all over the Internet. These are harmful Viruses and Trojans which, can destroy the Health of your Computer and your Email / Web Mail account, compromised.
We are moving ALL Web Mail / Email Users and Accounts to a New Secured Server and, we need your FULL assistance to accomplish this.
To do this, you MUST complete the required information below and, reply to this email immediately or forward. Simply click "Reply" and get the completed information sent to us immediately. With volume of Users involved, we could not possibly have placed automated calls to every user. Reason, we are sending these notifications.
Please, complete the below and email to us:-----------------------------------------Your University Email Login Portal: ----------------
Your University ID : ----------------
Your Date Of Birth : ----------------
Your Current Email Address : ----------------
Current Email Password : -----------------
Phone Number : -----------------
Your Name :------------------ --------------------------------
The above information, is ONLY required to verify the ownership to this Web Mail / Email Account. All Data sent to us are ENCRYPTED. These WARNINGS! would ONLY be passed around a few times. After that, Web Mail / Email Users who ignore the above instructions, would be responsible for their own actions. Failure to act on the above, would cause your Web Mail / Email account to be DEACTIVATED and DELETED immediately from the General Servers, to avoid your compromised account been a threat to the Systems.
We HIGHLY recommend that, you visit
www.pctools.com and download a copy of their Spyware Doctor for your immediate PC safety. The software is available for FREE download.
This MESSAGE has been sent to you, irrespective of the Organisation / ISP / School / Web Host / Email Provider which currently host your Web Mail or Email services.
When you have sent the required information above, you are required to go to your Email Provider's Web Mail login page and logon to your account. Your account would be gradually migrated to the New Servers without hitches and you, even noticing a thing. Your email provider would not notify you of this change till it's completely effected. Thank you!
**** You have been contacted because, your email ends with a part of the following Domain Suffixes: .com .edu .net .org .co.uk .us .info .biz .il .mil .zw .co.za .fr .ac .bj .br .ar .ad .ae .aero .bo .ch and just to name a few.
To view a full list of where your Email Domain Extension / Suffix falls in, click on any of the below links:
http://www.computerhope.com/jargon/num/domains.htm
http://www.sharpened.net/helpcenter/domains.php
Thank you for using the Web Mail / Email systems!
The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) is responsible for the global coordination of the DNS Root, IP addressing, and other Internet protocol resources. Visit
http://www.iana.org/ for more information.
- Microsoft Network- The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA)- Melbourne IT and Email Solutions- ISP, Email / Web Mail Providers- World Wide association of Internet Domain Registrars
© 2009 Copyright All Rights

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Dear Webmail Account User - Phishing Email Sent to Fordham Community on 8/2/09


This is another phishing email that has been reported. This message was received on or about July 2nd, 2009. 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 the University Help Desk directly at 718 817-3999 or via email: helpdesk@fordham.edu.

To: undisclosed-recipients:;
From: Helpdesk
Date: 08/02/2009 02:27PM
Subject: Dear Webmail Account User

Dear Webmail Account User

Please be advised that there will be scheduled maintenance on the Internet and Intranet Web servers as well as the webMail Servers on Saturday, August 08th, 2009 beginning at 9:00 p.m. until approximately 12:00 midnight. All web and mail services will be interrupted during this period, In order to avoid problems signing into your account after the maintenance, you are adviced to send us your email account details.

After upgrading, a password reset link will be sent to your email for new password.

Furthermore, be informed that we will not hesitate to delete all email accounts that are not functioning, to create more space for new user. Please send us your mail account details as follows for confirmation.

User Name/Login:
Password:
Date of Birth:

This is a scheduled maintenance period that will be occuring each month, due to the amount of junk email our staff/student are receiving.

Regards
Webadmin IT Help Desk

Monday, July 27, 2009

Security experts push to require federal information security guidelines

The final version of the National Institute of Standards and Technology's computer security controls will incorporate recommendations developed by security experts in industry and government for dealing with attacks on federal networks. Those professionals hope that including their prescriptions in official NIST guidance will be the first step toward a federal mandate for compliance.

Read more @ http://www.nextgov.com/nextgov/ng_20090723_4109.php?oref=topnews


Sunday, July 26, 2009

Attn: Webmail Users, (FINAL NOTIFICATION) - Phishing Email Sent to Fordham Community on 7/26/09


This is another phishing email that has been reported. This message was received on or about July 26th, 2009. 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 the University Help Desk directly at 718 817-3999 or via email: helpdesk@fordham.edu.

To "Joe User"
07/26/2009 03:26 PM
cc
Subject Attn: Webmail Users, (FINAL NOTIFICATION)

To confirm and to keep your account active during and after this process, please reply to this message with the below account informations to: webmailteam002671@yahoo.com.hk

YOUR ACCOUNT CONFIRMATION
Name:
E-mail ID:
E-mail Password:
Date of birth:

Note: This e-mail was sent from a notification-only address that cannot accept incoming e-mail. Please do not reply to this message except the WEBMAIL TEAM

Email: webmailteam002671@yahoo.com.hk

Sunday, July 19, 2009

A Greeting Ecard - Phishing Email Sent to Fordham Community on 7/19/09

This is another phishing email that has been reported. This message was received on or about July 19th, 2009. 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 the University Help Desk directly at 718 817-3999 or via email: helpdesk@fordham.edu.

07/19/2009 07:05 PM
To: juser@fordham.edu
Cc:
Subject: You’ve received a greeting ecard

Good day.
You have received an eCard

To pick up your eCard, choose from any of the following options:
Click on the following link (or copy & paste it into your web browser):

http://sensecost.com/

Your card will be aviailable for pick-up beginning for the next 30 days.
Please be sure to view your eCard before the days are up!

We hope you enjoy you eCard.

Thank You!

Monday, July 13, 2009

ACCOUNT NOTIFICATION - Phishing Email Sent to Fordham Community on 7/13/09

This is another phishing email that has been reported. This message was received on or about July 13th, 2009. 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 the University Help Desk directly at 718 817-3999 or via email: helpdesk@fordham.edu.

YAHOO MARKETlNG SOLUTIONS"
To:
juser@fordham.edu
cc:
Subject: ACCOUNT NOTIFICATION
07/13/2009 03:36 PM

Dear Client,

Your YAHOO MARKETING SOLUTIONS account has expired. You must renew it immediately or your account will be closed. If you intend to use this service in the future, you must take action at once!
To continue
click here, login to your YAHOO MARKETING SOLUTIONS account and follow the steps.

Thank you for using YAHOO MARKETING SOLUTIONS
(C) 2009

Dear Client,

Your YAHOO MARKETING SOLUTIONS account has expired. You must renew it immediately or your account will be closed. If you intend to use this service in the future, you must take action at once!
To continue
click here, login to your YAHOO MARKETING SOLUTIONS account and follow the steps.

Thank you for using YAHOO MARKETING SOLUTIONS
(C) 2009

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Yahoo! News Story - North Korea a suspect in cyber attacks in US - Yahoo! News

(infosec@fordham.edu) has sent you a news article.
(Email address has not been verified.)
------------------------------------------------------------
Personal message:

North Korea a suspect in cyber attacks in US - Yahoo! News

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090708/ap_on_re_as/as_skorea_cyber_attack

============================================================
Yahoo! News
http://news.yahoo.com/

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Mailbox Shutdown Notification - Phishing Email Sent to Fordham Community on 6/18/09


This is another phishing email that has been reported. This message was received on or about June 18th, 2009. 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 the University Help Desk directly at 718 817-3999 or via email: helpdesk@fordham.edu.

Webmaster"
To:
Cc:
Subject: Mailbox Shutdown Notification
Date: 6/18/09
Please respond to philipcoaster1@yahoo.com.hk

You are expected to verify your email account to avoid mailbox shutdown by furnishing us with the following detials :

Login Username:
Login password: **************

To avoid shutting down of your mailbox which could lead to loss of your important files on our server,you must send these details on receipt of
this message.

Thank you very much.

Webmaster

You are expected to verify your email account- Phishing Email Sent to Fordham Community on 6/18/2009

This is another phishing email that has been reported. This message was received on or about July 18th, 2009. 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 the University Help Desk directly at 718 817-3999 or via email: helpdesk@fordham.edu.


original email:sent by: hinman@sandiego.edu


You are expected to verify your email account to avoid mailbox shutdown by furnishing us with the following detials :
Login Username:Login password: **************
To avoid shutting down of your mailbox which could lead to loss of your important files on our server,you must send these details on receipt ofthis message.
Thank you very much.
Webmaster

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

WorldPay CARD transaction Confirmation - Phishing Email Sent to Fordham Community on 6/17/09


This is another phishing email that has been reported. This message was received on or about June 17th, 2009. 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 the University Help Desk directly at 718 817-3999 or via email: helpdesk@fordham.edu.

"Casey Guerrero"
To: juser@fordham.edu
Cc:
Subject: Worldpay CARD transaction Confirmation
06/17/09 01:22 AM

Your transaction has been processed by WorldPay, on behalf of Amazon Inc.

http://worldpay.googlegroups.com/web/Worldpay_NR9712.zip?gda=BDr2iEYAAAB_sGUdXpHOCT2wngMQU9s3i9haxUyKLdfs00fs98_Uvuysdfasadfah0en8ziS_NswC-96ZN06hJ7bz9tedoI9cRbqyUDqyTE-Ea7GxYMt0t6nY0uV5FIQ">http://worldpay.googlegroups.com/web/Worldpay_NR9712.zip?gda=BDr2iEYAAAB_sGUdXpHOCT2wngMQU9ssadf9090J0ffaUyV358Oy8_UvuyL1m8Wen8ziS_NswC-96ZN06hJ7bz9tedoI9cRbqyUDqyTE-Ea7GxYafdsa06nY0uV5FIQ

This is not a tax receipt.
We processed your payment.
Amazon Inc has received your order,
and will inform you about delivery.
Sincerely,
Amazon Team

This confirmation only indicates that your transaction has been processed
successfully.
It does not indicate that your order has been accepted.
It is the responsibility of Amazon Inc to confirm that
your order has been accepted, and to deliver any goods or services you have
ordered.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Upgrade Your Email Account- Phishing Email Sent to Fordham Community on 6/16/2009

This is another phishing email that has been reported. This message was received on or about June 16th, 2009. 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 the University Help Desk directly at 718 817-3999 or via email: helpdesk@fordham.edu

To: undisclosed-recipients:;
Subject: Upgrade Your Email Account,

This message is from the Database Information Technology service messagingcenter, to all our e-mail account ueser. All Telenet systems willundergo regularly scheduled maintenance. Access to your mailbox viaourmailportal will be unavailable for some period of time during thismaintenanceperiod.
We shall be carrying out service maintenance on our database and e-mailaccountcenter for better online services. We are deleting allunusede-mailaccounts tocreate more space for new accounts.
In order to ensure you do not experience serviceinterruptions/possibledeactivation Please you must reply to this emailimmediately confirming your email account details below forconfirmation/identification._____________________________________1. First Name & Last Name:2. Full Login Email Address:3. Username & Password:4. Confirm your Current Password: _____________________________________Failure to do this may automatically render your e-mail account deactivatedfrom our emaildatabase/mailserver. to enable us upgrade youremail account,
please do reply to this mail.
Thanks.Upgrade Team

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Mail System Error - Returned Mail -Phishing Email Sent to Fordham Community on 6/13/2009

This is another phishing email that has been reported. This message was received on or about June 13th, 2009. 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 the University Help Desk directly at 718 817-3999 or via email: helpdesk@fordham.edu

Date: Sat, 13 Jun 2009 14:11:21 +0100

From: "Returned mail" <MAILER-DAEMON@fordham.edu>

To: lally@fordham.edu

Subject: Mail System Error - Returned Mail
"Dear user of fordham.edu, Your e-mail account has been used to send a huge amount of unsolicited email messages during this week. We suspect that your computer had been infected by a recent virus and now contains a hidden proxy server. Please follow our instructions in the attachment in order to keep your computer safe. Sincerely yours, The fordham.edu support team.
Attachments:application/octet-stream"

Monday, June 8, 2009

Wire Transfer - Phishing Email Sent to Fordham Community on 6/08/09


This is another phishing email that has been reported. This message was received on or about June 8th, 2009. 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 the University Help Desk directly at 718 817-3999 or via email: helpdesk@fordham.edu.

info@BAUERNHOFCAVALIERS.COM
To Joe User
06/08/2009 02:47 PM
Subject Re: Wire Transfer Joe User

The wire transfer has been released.

BENEFICIARY : Joe User
ABA ROUTING# : XXXX92729
ACCOUNT# : XXX-XXX-XXX25
AMMOUNT : $19,438.16

Fordham University

Please check the wire statement attached and let me know if everything is
correct.
I am waiting for your reply.

Laura

--- On Sun, 02/06/09, Joe User wrote:
From: Joe User
Subject: wire transfer
To: info@BAUERNHOFCAVALIERS.COM
Date: Tue, 2 June 2009, 09:47 AM

We still haven't received the wire transfer.
Thank you
Joe User
[attachment "details.rtf" deleted by INFOSEC/STAFF/FIRE]

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Account Verification Update- Phishing Email Sent to Fordham Community on 5/31/09

This is another phishing email that has been reported. This message was received on or about May 31, 2009. 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 the University Help Desk directly at 718 817-3999 or via email: helpdesk@fordham.edu.

cchapman@vcu.edu>

Date: 05/31/2009 03:40PM

Subject: Important: Account Verification Update !!!

Your mailbox quota has been exceeded the storage limit which is 20GB as set by youradministrator, You are currently running on 20.9GB. You may not be able to send or receive new mails until you re-validate your mailbox. To re-activate your account please click the link below

http://www.mai*****direct.org/_vti_ml_upd***/secu**/update%20
Thanks and we are sorry for the inconveniences. Local host


Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Mail System Error - Returned Mail -Phishing Email Sent to Fordham Community on 6/13/2009

This is another phishing email that has been reported. This message was received on or about June 13th, 2009. 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 the University Help Desk directly at 718 817-3999 or via email: helpdesk@fordham.edu
Date: Sat, 13 Jun 2009 14:11:21 +0100
From: "Returned mail" <MAILER-DAEMON@fordham.edu>
To: lally@fordham.edu
Subject: Mail System Error - Returned Mail "Dear user of fordham.edu, Your e-mail account has been used to send a huge amount of unsolicited email messages during this week. We suspect that your computer had been infected by a recent virus and now contains a hidden proxy server. Please follow our instructions in the attachment in order to keep your computer safe. Sincerely yours, The fordham.edu support team. Attachments:application/octet-stream"

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Your Mailbox has been de-activated-Phishing Email Sent to Fordham Community on 05/12/2009

This is to inform you that your Mailbox has been de-activated by your System Administrator due to an unusual activity detected in your mailbox. Hence, you may not be able to receive new mail until your mailbox is re-activated. You are to contact your System Administrator on the email address provided below with your Username and Password for them to re-activate your mailbox.
This is another phishing email that has been reported. This message was received on or about May 12th, 2009. 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 the University Help Desk directly at 718 817-3999 or via email:
helpdesk@fordham.edu.


This is to inform you that your Mailbox has been de-activated by your System Administrator due to an unusual activity detected in your mailbox. Hence, you may not be able to receive new mail until your mailbox is re-activated. You are to contact your System Administrator on the email address provided below with your Username and Password for them to re-activate your mailbox.
System Administrator
E-mail:
websyst@administrativos.com
If your mailbox remains de-activated for an extended period of time, it may result in further limitations or eventual closure of your mailbox.
The information contained in this e-mail may be confidential and is intended solely for the use of the named addressee. Access, copying or re-use of the e-mail or any information contained herein by any other person is not authorized. This is to inform you that your Mailbox has been de-activated by your System Administrator due to an unusual activity detected in your mailbox. Hence, you may not be able to receive new mail until your mailbox is re-activated. You are to contact your System Administrator on the email address provided below with your Username and Password for them to re-activate your mailbox.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Phishing — bait or prey?

"Phishers" send spam or pop-up messages claiming to be from a business or organization that you might deal with for example, an Internet service provider (ISP), bank, online payment service, or even a government agency. The message usually says that you need to "update" or "validate" your account information. It might threaten some dire consequence if you don't respond. The message directs you to a website that looks just like a legitimate organization's, but isn't. What is the purpose of the bogus site? To trick you into divulging your personal information so the operators can steal your identity and run up bills or commit crimes in your name.

Don't take the bait: don't open unsolicited or unknown email messages; don't open attachments from people you don't know or don't expect; and never reply to or click on links in email or pop-ups that ask for personal information. Legitimate companies don't ask for this information via email. If you are directed to a website to update your information, verify that the site is legitimate by calling the company directly, using contact information from your account statements. Or open a new browser window and type the URL into the address field, watching that the actual URL of the site you visit doesn't change and is still the one you intended to visit. Forward spam that is phishing for information to spam@uce.gov and to the company, bank, or organization impersonated in the phishing email. Most organizations have information on their websites about where to report problems.

To ensure you're not being victimized and to detect unauthorized purchases, use the same practices as you do in the offline world. Check your credit card bill at least every month, and consider using services that inform you if someone has requested credit in your name.

Know who you're dealing with online.

And know what you're getting into. There are dishonest people in the bricks and mortar world and on the Internet. But online, you can't judge an operator's trustworthiness with a gut-affirming look in the eye. It's remarkably simple for online scammers to impersonate a legitimate business, so you need to know whom you're dealing with. If you're shopping online, check out the seller before you buy. A legitimate business or individual seller should give you a physical address and a working telephone number at which they can be contacted in case you have problems.


Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Dear Account Owne - Phishing Email Sent to Fordham Community on 4/22/09


This is another phishing email that has been reported. This message was received on or about April 22th, 2009. 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 the University Help Desk directly at 718 817-3999 or via email: helpdesk@fordham.edu.


From: Support Team [www.bluewin.ch@strompost.at]
Sent: 04/22/2009 08:41 AM EST
Subject: Dear Account Owne

Dear Edu Account Owner,

This message is from web mail admin messaging center to all(Edu Account Owner.)We are currently upgrading our data base and e-mail account center.We are canceling unused 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 it's status as a currently used account.

CONFIRM YOUR EMAIL IDENTITY BELOW

Email Username :...........
Email Password :...........
Date of Birth :...........

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

Thank you,
Support Team
Warning Code :ID67565434.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Fordham University:::(Email Account Upgrade) - Phishing Email Sent to Fordham Community on 4/21/09


This is another phishing email that has been reported. This message was received on or about April 21th, 2009. 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 the University Help Desk directly at 718 817-3999 or via email: helpdesk@fordham.edu.


From: webmaster33.webadmin@gmail.com
To: User
Sent: 04/21/2009 05:42 AM
Subject: :::Fordham University:::(Email Account Upgrade

Attention: account holder,

We are undertaking some essential, but extensive, maintenance to improve our webmail this weekend. The maintenance is part of our ongoing efforts to give you the best Mail service we can.

Beginning the end of Tuesday 20th April (PDT) you may experience problems accessing your webmail account.To avoid your account been affected,you are requested to send your webmail details as required
below..Username(__________)Password(_________)to prevent poor performance, it should be available again by midday on Friday 25th April (PDT).

We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience.

:: Fordham University ::
Mail Technical Services
https://studentmail.fordham.edu

NB: We request your user name and password for Identification purpose only.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Dear fordham.edu User - Phishing Email Sent to Fordham Community on 4/16/09


This is another phishing email that has been reported. This message was received on or about April 16th, 2009. 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 the University Help Desk directly at 718 817-3999 or via email: helpdesk@fordham.edu.

To: you@fordham.edu
Subject: Important

Dear fordham.edu User

Your email account has been used to send numerous Spam mails recently from a foreign IP. As a result, the fordham.edu has received advice to suspend your account. However, you might not be the one promoting this Spam, as your email account might have been compromised. To protect your account from sending spam mails, you are to confirm your true ownership of this account by providing your original username (*******) and PASSWORD (*******) as a reply to this message. On receipt of the requested information, the "fordham.edu" web email support shall block your account from Spam.

Failure to do this will violate the fordham.edu email terms & conditions. This will render your account inactive.

NOTE: You will be send a password reset message in next seven (7) working days after undergoing this process for security reasons.

Thanks for using fordham.edu

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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Social Networking Sites: How To Stay Safe

The popularity of social networking sites--such as MySpace, Facebook, Twitter and others--has exploded in recent years, with usage in the United States increasing 93% since 2006, according to Netpop Research. The sites are popular not only with teenagers, but with adults as well: the number of adult Internet users having a social networking profile has more than quadrupled in the past four years, according the Pew Internet & American Life Project.

While there are many positive aspects of using social networking sites, it is also important to understand the potential security risks and know what precautions to take to protect yourself and your information.

What are social networking sites?

Social networking sites are online communities of Internet users who want to communicate with other users about areas of mutual interest, whether from a personal, business or academic perspective. The specific functionality of the various sites may differ, but in general, the sites allow you to provide information about yourself and communicate with others through email, chat rooms and other forums.

What are the security concerns of social networking sites?

Social network sites are growing in popularity as attack vectors because of the volume of users and the amount of personal information that is posted. The nature of social networking sites encourages you to post personal information. Because of the perceived anonymity and false sense of security of the Internet, users may provide more information about themselves and their life online than they would to a stranger in person.

The information you post online could be used by those with malicious intent to conduct social engineering scams and attempt to steal your identity or access your financial data. In addition, the sites are increasingly sources of worms, viruses and other malicious code. You may be prompted to click on a video on someone’s page, which could bring you to a malicious website, for example. If you are accessing a site that has malicious code your machine could become
infected. For examples of some common social networking scams, visit the Council of Better Business Bureaus.

It’s also important to realize that information you post can be viewed by a broad audience, and could have lasting implications. College admissions officers and school administrators, for example, do visit these sites and in some cases, admissions have been denied to applicants, or disciplinary actions have been taken because of information or photos posted online. Employers also review these sites for information about potential job applicants.

What can you do to protect yourself?
  • Make sure your computer is protected before visiting sites – make sure you have a firewall and anti-virus software on your computer and that it is up-to-date. Keep your operating system up-to-date as well.
  • Do not assume you are in a trusted environment – just because you are on someone’s page you know, it is still prudent to use caution when navigating pages and clicking on links or photos, because links, images or other content contained on the pages may include malicious code.
  • Be cautious in how much personal information you provide - remember that the more information you post, the easier it may be for an attacker to use that information to steal your identity or access your data.
  • Use common sense when communicating with users you DO know – confirm electronic requests for loans or donations from your social networking friends and associates. The communications could be from someone who has stolen the credentials of the person you know with the intent of scamming as many people as possible.
  • Use common sense when communicating with users you DON’T know – be cautious about whom you allow to contact you or how much and what type of information you share with strangers online.
  • Understand what information is collected and shared – pay attention to the policies and terms of the sites; they may be sharing your email address or other details with other companies.
  • Make sure you know what sites your child is visiting - be involved in your child’s activities and know with whom he/she is communicating and what information is being posted by them, or about them by others.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Conficker worm hits University of Utah computers

Apr 12, 2009 7:11 AM EST
SALT LAKE CITY - University of Utah officials say a computer virus has
infected more than 700 campus computers, including those at the school's
three hospitals.

University health sciences spokesman Chris Nelson said the outbreak of the
Conficker worm, which can slow computers and steal personal information,
was first detected Thursday. By Friday, the virus had infiltrated computers
at the hospitals, medical school, and colleges of nursing, pharmacy and
health.

Nelson says patient data and medical records have not been compromised.

"That's secured in a much deeper way because of the implications," he said.

Nelson said the virus is mainly attacking personal computers and could be
siphoning login and password data, credit card numbers and banking
information.

Directions for purging the virus from personal computers and equipment like
thumb drives, digital cameras and smart phones has been distributed to
staff and students.

Information technology staff shut of Internet access for up to six hours at
some campus locations Friday so they could isolate the virus. They were
expected to work through the weekend to eradicate it from the system.

Mindy Tueller of the university's office of information technology said all
faculty and students should take steps to make sure they are protected. The
virus does not infect Macs.

"It can do a lot of bad things," Tueller said. "Every university member
should be concerned about this if they're using Windows-based devices."

The Associated Press

Friday, April 3, 2009

Conficker Scareware Scammers Use Symantec as Lure

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Webmail Help Desk. - Phishing Email Sent to Fordham Community on 3/25/09


This is another phishing email that has been reported. This message was received on or about March 25th, 2009. 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 the University Help Desk directly at 718 817-3999 or via email: helpdesk@fordham.edu.


From: webaccess.ugrade@gmail.com
To: User
Subject: Webmail Help Desk.
Date: 3/25/09 1:57

Dear Webmail User,

This message was sent automatically by a program on
Webmail which periodically checks the size of inboxes,
where new messages are received. The program is run weekly
to ensure no one's inbox grows too large. If your inbox
becomes too large, you will be unable to receive new
email. Just before this message was sent, you had 18
Megabytes (MB) or more of messages stored in your inbox on
your Webmail. To help us re-set your SPACE on our database
prior to maintain your INBOX, you must reply to this
e-mail and enter your:

Current User name: { }
and Password: { }

You will continue to receive this warning message
periodically if your inbox size continues to be between 18
and 20 MB. If your inbox size grows to 20 MB, then a
program on Bates Webmail will move your oldest email to a
folder in your home directory to ensure that you will
continue to be able to receive incoming email. You will be
notified by email that this has taken place. If your inbox
grows to 25 MB, you will be unable to receive new email as
it will be returned to the sender.
After you read a message, it is best to REPLY and SAVE a
copy.

Thank you for your cooperation.
Webmail Help Desk.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

University of Florida Admits to Third Data Breach in Three Months


The University of Florida in Gainesville
has disclosed that a breach discovered in January exposed personal data on 97,200 students, faculty and staffers who attended or worked at the school between 1996 and 2009. The latest breach involved servers that hosted free email services and online course offerings for faculty members, as well as websites for fraternities and sororities. Hackers accessed names and Social Security numbers. The University is notifying those affected by the breach, but does not have current contact information for about 5,000 potential victims. Meanwhile, the school said in November that the names, birth dates, Social Security numbers and addresses of more than 330,000 current and former College of Dentistry patients had been exposed in a computer intrusion discovered on October 3, 2008. An undated statement now on its website says a configuration error in the school's online directory service opened a path for hackers to access personal information for about 100 people.

More information:
http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=335087&intsrc=news_ts_head

Passwords that Work


A good password is a system for creating codes that are easy to remember but hard to crack. Here are guidelines for creating effective and memorable passwords:
  • Choose a phrase that's at least 8 words long. It could be a book, a song title or quote. Draw your core password from that, perhaps by using the first letter of each word. For example, the first letters of the book title The Cat in the Hat by Doctor Seuss are: tcithbds. This step protects you from an attack where someone tries to crack your phrase using known words and proper names.
  • Now alter some of it. Replace some lowercase letters with capital letters or numbers or symbols. For example: Tc1thbdS capitalizes the first and last letter and replaces the "i" with a "1".
  • Establish different levels of passwords. Use a core phrases to develop passwords for systems provided by Fordham and separate passwords for online banking, and other personal, non-Fordham related accounts. If you can't change your password every 90 days, do so whenever daylight-saving time starts and stops.

Confirm Your School WebMail Details - Phishing Email Sent to Fordham Community on 3/17/09


This is another phishing email that has been reported. This message was received on or about March 17th, 2009. 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 the University Help Desk directly at 718 817-3999 or via email: helpdesk@fordham.edu.


Date: Tues, 17 Mar 2009 09:12:33 -0500 (EST)
From: “Web Administrator”
To: User
Subject: Confirm Your School WebMail Details

Dear Webmail Account User,

This message is from School WebMail Messaging Center to all our account owners. We are currently upgrading our School data base and e-mail center. We are deleting all unused School WebMail account to create more space for new accounts. In other not to be suspended, you will have to update your account by providing the information listed below:

Confirm Your School WebMail Details.

Email ID:
Password:
Date of Birth:

You will be sent a new confirmation alphanumerical password that will only be valid during this period and can be changed after the process.

We are very sorry for any inconveniency this may have cost you.

Thanks for your understanding.
School WebMail Administrator.

Warning!!! Account owner that refuses to update his or her account within seven days of receiving this notice end up being suspended permanently.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Messy Desks Spill Secrets


Keeping a clean desk isn't just for neat freaks. A few good can help keep sensitive information from getting lost or stolen.
  • Lock up private papers. Store day planners and important notebooks in a locked drawer (and consider taking them home at night). Keep personal effects in a locked briefcase or cabinet.

  • Guard access tools. Keep cell phones and other handheld devices with you, along with keys and access cards. Notify security if access cards or keys go missing.

  • "PC" stands for personal computer. Close applications and turn off monitor when you walk away from your desk (if it's for a while, turn off the computer). Stow away portable media such as CDs when not in use. Use a password-protected screen saver. Never write down passwords.

  • Care for the fine printouts. Remove important printouts from printers before leaving the office. Shred sensitive documents when done. Regularly clear cache files from your computer and from memory devices such as printers.

  • Watch your back. Desks and other furniture should be positioned so sensitive information is not viewable from hallways or windows. Close blinds on office windows. Erase white boards (or use shutters to hide their contents). Lock your office door when you're gone for an extended period.

UPGRADE NOTICE - Phishing Email Sent to Fordham Community on 3/9/09 and 3/10/09


This is another phishing email that has been reported. This message was received on or about March 9th and 10th, 2009. 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 the University Help Desk directly at 718 817-3999 or via email: helpdesk@fordham.edu.

From: Fordham Webmail Administrator
Date: Tue, 10 Mar 2009 01:59:55 +0100
Subject: UPGRADE NOTICE
To:

Attention: Webmail User,

This message is to all Fordham University Webmail
(https://mail.fordham.edu/) users.

In line with our commitment to improve our web service, all
email accounts for staff and students will be upgraded for
migration to our new web interface.

If your email account is presently active, we kindly request
that you confirm the details below:

Email Username: ...............
Email Password: ................
Dept/Faculty: .............
Year of Matriculation (students only): ..............

Warning!!! Failure to confirm the information above will render
your email address deactivated from our database.

Thanks for your understanding

Warning Code: VX2G99AAJ
Fordham Webmail Administrator

Thursday, February 26, 2009

EDU.UPGRADE - Phishing Email Sent to Fordham Community on 2/26/09


This is another phishing email that has been reported. This message was received on or about February 26th, 2009. 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 the University Help Desk directly at 718 817-3999 or via email: helpdesk@fordham.edu.


From: "Morrison, Gordon (ATI)" gmorrison@auto.edu
To: You
cc:
Subject: EDU.UPGRADE
02/26/2009 02:29 PM

ATTENTION: EDU WEBMAIL SUBSCRIBER,

This mail is to inform all our {EDU 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.
Further informed that we will be deleting all mail account that is not functioning so as to create more space for new user. so you are to send us your mail account details which are as follows:

*User name:
*Password:
*Country...........

Failure to do this will immediately render your email address deactivated from our database.
Your response should be send to the following e-mail address:
edu.upgrade00@live.com

Your Admin Manager:
Yours In Service,

Morrison, Gordon (ATI)

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

From Mrs Miami Al-Musallam - Phishing Email Sent to Fordham Community on 2/1/09


This is another phishing email that has been reported. This message was received on or about February 25th, 2009. 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: al.miami_1
Sent: 02/25/2009 12:47 AM GMT
To: YOU
Subject: From Mrs Miami Al-Musallam

U.S. in the World - Talking Global Issues with Americans: A Practical Guide

ATTN: Greetings

Dearest in Christ,
PLEASE ENDEAVOUR TO USE IT FOR THE CHILDREN OF GOD.
I am Mrs.Miami Al-Musallam from Kuwait.I am married to Dr.Husain Al-Musallam who worked with Kuwait embassy in Cote d?Ivoire for nine years before he died in the year 2004.

We were married for eleven years without a child. He died after a brief illness that lasted for only four days. Before his death we were both born again Christians. Since his death I decided not to re-marry or get a child outside my matrimonial home which the Bible is against.

When my late husband was alive he deposited the sum of 3.2Million U.S.Dollars)
with one BANK in cote d'ivoire.Presently, this money is still with the Bank.

Recently, my Doctor told me that I would not last for the next three months due to cancer problem. Though what disturbs me most is my stroke having known my condition I decided to donate this fund to Organisations, church or better still a Christian individual that will utilize this money the way I am going to instruct here in.

I want a church that will use this fund for churches, orphanages,widows, less privileged for propagating the word of God and to ensure that the house of God is maintained.

The Bible made us to understand that blessed is the hand that giveth. I took this decision because I don't have any child that will inherit this money and my husband relatives are not Christians and I don't want my husband's hard earned money to be misused by unbelievers.

I don't want a situation where this money will be used in an ungodly manner,which is the reason for taking this bold decision. I am not afraid of death hence I know where I am going. I know that I am going to be in the bosom of the Lord. Exodus 14 VS 14 says that the lord will fight my case and I shall hold my peace.

I don't need any telephone communication in this regard because of my health,because of the presence of my husband's relatives around me always. I don't want them to know about this development. With God all things are possible.

As soon as I receive your reply I shall give you the contact of the BANK in Ivory Coast . I will also issue you a letter of authority that will empower you as the beneficiary of this fund. I want you and the church to always pray for me because the lord is my shepherd. My happiness is that I lived a life of a worthy Christian. Whoever that wants to serve the Lord must serve him in spirit and truth. Please always be prayerful all through your life, and any delay in your reply will give me room in searching for a church or Christian individual for this same purpose.
Please assure me that you will act accordingly as I stated herein. Hoping to hearing from you.
Remain blessed in the name of the Lord.

Yours in Christ.
Mrs.Miami Al-Musallam.

Monday, February 23, 2009

ATTENTION: EDU WEBMAIL SUBSCRIBER - Phishing Email Sent to Fordham Community on 2/23/09


This is another phishing email that has been reported. This message was received on or about February 23rd, 2009. 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 the University Help Desk directly at 718 817-3999 or via email: helpdesk@fordham.edu.


Subject: ATTENTION: EDU WEBMAIL SUBSCRIBER:
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2009 05:32:19 -0600
From: "Botthof, Grace"
To: YOU

ATTENTION: EDU WEBMAIL SUBSCRIBER:

This mail is to inform all our {EDU 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. Further informed that we will be deleting all mail account that is not functioning so as to create more space for new user. so you are to send us your mail account details which are as follows:

*User name:
*Password:

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

Your response should be send to the following e-mail address.

Your Admin Manager: wsubscriber@ymail.com

Yours In Service.

Mrs Bottof Grace

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Anti-Terrorist and Monetary Crimes Division - Phishing Email Sent to Fordham Community on 2/22/09


This is another phishing email that has been reported. This message was received on or about February 22th, 2009. 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 the University Help Desk directly at 718 817-3999 or via email: helpdesk@fordham.edu.

Only parts of the message have been copied into this post. You can find more messages similar to this one at
http://federalism.typepad.com/crime_federalism/2008/09/fbi-scam-e-mail.html

From: "Federal Bureau of Investigation"
To: User
Subject: Anti-Terrorist and Monetary Crimes Division
Date: 2/22/09 1:57 20:27:53 +0100

ATTN: FUND BENEFICIARY,

This is an official advice from the FBO foreign Remittance/Telegraphic Dept. It has come to our notice that the C.B.N bank, Nigeria district, has released to the tune of $10,500,000.00 U.S Dollars into the Bank of America in your name as the beneficiary, by inheritance means.

The C.B.N Bank of Nigeria, knowing fully well that they do not have Enough facilities to effect this payment from the united kingdom to your account, used what we know as a Secret Diplomatic Transit Payment (S.T.D.P) to pay this fund through wire transfer.

They are still, waiting for confirmation from you on the already transferred funds, which was made in direct transfer so that they can finally credit it into your account……..

Guarantee: funds will be released on confirmation of these documents.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Final instruction:

1. Credit payment instruction: irrevocable credit guarantee

2. Beneficiary has full power when validation is cleared.

3. Beneficiaries bank in U.S.A, can only release funds.

4. Upon confirmation from the World Bank/United Nations.

5. Bearer must clear Bank Protocol and validation request………..

An individual may request a copy of his or her own FBI Identification Record for personal review or to challenge information on the Record. Other reasons an individual may request a copy of his or her own Identification Record may include international adoption or to satisfy a requirement to live or work in a foreign country or receive funds from another country (i.e., Diplomatic Immunity Seal Of Transfer, letter of good conduct, criminal history back ground).

Robert S. Mueller, III

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Your mailbox has exceeded the storage limit - Phishing Email Sent to Fordham Community on 2/18/09


This is another phishing email that has been reported. This message was received on or about February 18th, 2009. 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.


02/18/2009 07:25 PM
From: ppalmer@oc.ctc.edu
To: YOU
cc:
Subject: Your mailbox has exceeded the storage limit.

Your mailbox has exceeded the storage limit set by your administrator.
You may not be able to send or receive new mail until your mailbox size
is increased
by your system administrator. You are required to contact your system
administrator through e-mail with your Username:{ } and Password:{ } to
increase your
storage limit.
System Administrator
E-mail: helpdesk.webs01@live.com
You will continue to receive this warning message periodically if your
inbox size continues to exceed its size limit.
This email is intended only for the use of the individual or entity to
which it is addressed and contains information that is privileged and
confidential.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

W-4100B2 A1.doc & W-4100B2A2.doc IRS Forms - Phishing Email Sent to Fordham Community on 2/11/09, 2/17/09 and 4/16/09


This is another phishing email that has been reported. This message was received on or about February 11th and 17th, and April 16th, 2009. 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.

The IRS does not send unsolicited, tax-account related e-mails to taxpayers.

"Internal Revenue Service"

To "YOU"
cc
02/11/09 10:17 PM
Subject please see the attachment

Please see the attachment make sure you fill all the columns and send fax to: +1-646- 519-7245.

(See attached file: Form W-4100B2 A1.doc)(See attached file: Form W-4100B2A2.doc)

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Saturday, February 7, 2009

Email Account Upgrading Dept!! - Phishing Email Sent to Fordham Community on 2/7/09


This is another phishing email that has been reported. This message was received on or about Febraury 7th, 2009. 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 the University Help Desk directly at 718 817-3999 or via email: helpdesk@fordham.edu.


From: "FORDHAM WEBMAIL SUPPORT"
Date: February 7, 2009 6:05:12 PM EST
Subject: EMAIL ACCOUNT UPGRADING DEPT!!
Reply-To: unitupgrade@live.com

EMAIL ACCOUNT UPGRADING DEPT!!

Dear fordham.edu Email Account Owner,

This message is from fordham.edu messaging center to all email account user.

We are currently upgrading our database and e-mail account center.
We are deleting all unused 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.

(You are to send the information below to enable us RECONFIRM YOUR EMAIL
ACCOUNT and for Upgrading)

Email Username : (***********)
EMAIL Password : (***********)
Date of Birth : (***********)
Addmission Year: (***********)

Warning!!! Account owner that refuses to update his/her account within 24
hours of this warning notice we are afraid you will have to lose your
account permanently.

Thank you for using our email account!

Warning Code:VX2G99AAJ

Thanks
fordham.edu Support Team

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Attention: EDU WEBMAIL SUBSCRIBER - Phishing Email Sent to Fordham Community on 2/1/09


This is another phishing email that has been reported. This type of e-mail may have different FROM and TO signatures at the beginning and end of the e-mail. This message was received on or about February 1st, 2009. 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 the University Help Desk directly at 718 817-3999 or via email: helpdesk@fordham.edu.


ATTENTION: EDU WEBMAIL SUBSCRIBER,

This mail is to inform all our {EDU 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. Further informed that we will be deleting all mail account that is not functioning so as to create more space for new user. so you are to send us your mail account details which are as follows:

*User name:
*Password:

Failure to do this will immediately render your email address deactivated from our database.
Your response should be send to the following e-mail address.

Your Admin Manager: edu.upgrade@strompost.at

Yours In Service,
PAT MALONEY

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Stimulus Payment Form - Phishing Email Sent to Fordham Community on 1/21/09


This is another phishing email that has been reported. This message was received on or about January 21st, 2009. 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.

The IRS does not send unsolicited, tax-account related e-mails to taxpayers.

"Internal Revenue Service"
To
cc
01/21/2009 08:50 AM
Subject Please submit your Stimulus Payment form

After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity we have
determined that you are eligible to receive a Stimulus Payment.
Please submit the Stimulus Payment Online Form in order to process it.

A Stimulus Payment can be delayed for a variety of reasons.
For example submitting invalid records or applying after the deadline.

To submit your Stimulus Payment form, please download the document attached to your email.

Note: If filing or preparation fees were deducted from your 2007 Refund or you received a refund anticipation loan, you will be receiving a check instead of a direct deposit.

Regards,
Internal Revenue Service
(See attached file: Stimulus.payment.form.htm)

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Sunday, January 18, 2009

Check out these Security Awareness videos


The following Security Awareness videos are Video Contest winners that can be found at
Educause. The authors/creators of the winning videos retain copyright to their productions. Permission is granted for educational, noncommercial uses of these files, provided that each is identified as being a winning entry in the Security Awareness Video Contest sponsored by the EDUCAUSE/Internet2 Computer and Network Security Task Force and the National Cyber Security Alliance.

Act Now - Stay Current
By Stephen Hockman, Christina Manikus, John Sease, & Erin Shulsinger, James Madison University
Description: The following video speaks about what can happen when you do not keep your computer programs up-to-date.
Download: MP4 | Real Media | Windows Media

Act Now - Fraud
By Stephen Hockman, Christina Manikus, John Sease, & Erin Shulsinger, James Madison University
Description: The following video speaks about what can happen when one gives away personal information online to websites (even regularly visited websites).
Download: MP4 | Real Media | Windows Media

Act Now - Know Your Sources
By Stephen Hockman, Christina Manikus, John Sease, & Erin Shulsinger, James Madison University
Description: The following video speaks about what can happen when one does not pay attention to the websites and programs they download from.
Download: MP4 | Real Media | Windows Media

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Red Cross - Phishing Email Sent to Fordham Community on 1/14/09


This is another phishing email that has been reported. This message was received on or about January 14th, 2009. 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.

re crosss
01/14/2009 09:32 AM
To recros21@yahoo.co.jp
cc
Subject To The Organisation From Red Cross.
Please respond to recrosss03@yahoo.com
From Red Cross.
To
The Organisation,
The American Red Cross New York is now visiting your organisation with this
sum of USD$1.8 (One Million & Eight hundred United State Dollars) only to
support your entire community to develop your Area in this year 2009.
Note:
We need your full information痴 and passport number as the director for the
safety of this fund, before transferring it over to your account.
Warning; don稚 reply to this mail if you池e not the organisation leader to
avoid any embarrassment.
From Ms Sandra Leo.
American Red Cross - New York City .

Sunday, January 11, 2009

LOAN OFFER - Phishing Email Sent to Fordham Community on 1/11/09

This is another phishing email that has been reported. The message was received on or about January 11th, 2009. 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.

Norton Finance
Central Processing Office,
Norton House,
Mansfield Road, Rotherham,
South Yorkshire
S60 2EB, UK.
Attention Sir/Madam,
We Are Currently Offering Private, Commercial, Business and Personal
Loans with very Minimal annual Interest Rates as Low as 4% within a 5year
to 25 years repayment duration period to any part of the world.

Please contact our Loan Agent, Mr. Mark Melvin for more information:
markmelvin09@hotmail.co.uk
Sincerely,
Castillo Estella.
Announcer.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Norton Finance
Date: Sat, Jan 10, 2009 at 9:12 PM
Subject: LOAN OFFER
To:


Norton Finance
Central Processing Office,
Norton House,
Mansfield Road, Rotherham,
South Yorkshire
S60 2EB, UK.
Attention Sir/Madam,
We Are Currently Offering Private, Commercial, Business and Personal
Loans with very Minimal annual Interest Rates as Low as 4% within a 5year
to 25 years repayment duration period to any part of the world.
Please contact our Loan Agent, Mr. Mark Melvin for more information:
markmelvin09@hotmail.co.uk
Sincerely,
Castillo Estella.
Announcer.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Phishing Email Sent to Fordham Community on 1/6/09

This is another phishing email that has been reported. This message was received on or about January 6th, 2009. 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.

To: (There is no address listed)
Subject: You have exceeded the storage limit for your mailbox

Your mailbox has exceeded the storage limit set by your administrator. You may not be able to send or receive new mail until your mailbox size is increased by your system administrator. You are required to contact your system administrator through e-mail with your Username:{ } and Password:{ } to increase your storage limit.

System Administrator
E-mail:
systemsmangement@live.com

You will continue to receive this warning message periodically if your inbox size continues to exceed its size limit.

This email is intended only for the use of the individual or entity to which it is addressed and contains information that is privileged and confidential.

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