Fordham Information Technology - Secure IT: February 2009

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)

**** FILES WERE DELETED FOR YOUR PROTECTION ****

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

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