Fordham Information Technology - Secure IT: January 2009

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)

**** FORM WAS DELETED FOR YOUR PROTECTION ****

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.

US-CERT Technical Cyber Security Alerts

IT Security - The IT Security Industry's Web Resource