Fordham Information Technology - Secure IT: May 2010

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Thank You for buying iTunes Gift Certificate! - Spam Email Sent to the Fordham Community on 5/27/2010.

This is another spam email that has been reported. This message was received on or about May 27th, 2010. 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: user@fordham.edu
From: "iTunes Store"
Date: 05/27/2010 09:57PM
Subject: Thank you for buying iTunes Gift Certificate!

Hello!

You have received an iTunes Gift Certificate in the amount of $50.00
You can find your certificate code in attachment below.

Then you need to open iTunes. Once you verify your account, $50.00 will be credited to your account, so you can start buying music, games, video right away.

Gift_Certificate_151.zip (Attachment removed for your safety).



Monday, May 24, 2010

Confirm Your Webmail Identity - Phishing Email Sent to the Fordham Community on 5/24/2010.

This is another phishing email that has been reported. This message was received on or about May 24th, 2010. 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: helpdesk@mail2webmaster.com
To: helpdesk@webmaster.com
Subject: Confirm Your Webmail Identity


Dear Account User,

This message is from the ITS help desk center. Be informed that your mail
box has exceeded the storage limit set by your administrator/database, you
are currently running out of context and you may not be able to send or
receive some new mail until you re-validate your mailbox.

To prevent your webmail account from been closed, re-validate your mailbox
below to enable us increase the storage limit:

User Name:
User Email:
Email Password:


Your account shall remain active after you have successfully confirmed
your account details.Thank you for your swift response to this notification
we apologize for any inconvenience.

We appreciate your continued help and support.

Regards,

ITS Help desk.

Friday, May 14, 2010

New Windows Attack Bypasses EVERY Windows Security Product

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/hardware/update-new-attack-bypasses-every-windows-security-product/8268

Welcome To Evangelism Day - Phishing Email Sent to Fordham Community on 5/14/2010

This is another phishing email that has been reported. This message was received on or about May 14th, 2010. 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: Welcome to Evangelism Day
Welcome to Elim SDA Church
Evangelism Day.
Pastor Mike Bell, Speaker.
Founder / President
http://www.l*vet*acts.net

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Sad News! - Phishing Email Sent to the Fordham Community on 5/4/2010.

This is another phishing email that has been reported. This message was received on or about May 4th, 2010. 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:
cc
Subject: Sad News!!

Am sorry i didn't inform you about my excursion to England,i don't have much time on the PC.Actually am in England right now but unfortunately for me my phone and all my money got stolen at the hotel where i lodged due to a robbery incident that happened in the hotel.I ought to have traveled back but am stranded right now and i need your help in order to leave here.Have been so restless for some days now because i have been without any money,moreover the Hotel's telephone lines here got disconnected by the robbers and they are trying to get them fixed back.Please kindly lend me $2000 or any amount you can afford in order to make arrangements and return back, i will refund it back to you when i return.Am so confused right now and don't know what to do,i had contacted the embassy and they are currently looking into my case.Please send the money through Western Union Money Transfer.Use my information below to send the money.

Margaret Eu***r
Address:10 Br*****n Road,
City- Kent
Zip Code- ME* 5**
Country- England

Please attach the payment slip via email or you can send me the information you used to send the money including the MTCN.I will surely refund the money when i return.

Thanks for your concern.

Love,
Margaret.

Setting for Your Mailbox user@fordham.edu are changed - Phishing Email sent to the Fordham Community on 5/4/2010

This is another phishing email that has been reported. This message was received on or about May 4th, 2010. 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: user@fordham.edu
From: "fordham.edu support"
Date: 05/04/2010 10:18AM
Subject: setting for your mailbox user@fordham.edu are changed

SMTP and POP3 servers for user@fordham.edu mailbox are changed. Please carefully read the attached instructions before updating settings.

http://surpr****ss.go**legroups.com/web/setup.zip

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