Fordham Information Technology - Secure IT: August 2009

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

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