Fordham Information Technology - Secure IT: September 2010

Friday, September 24, 2010

Forgot the Attachment - Here ya go! - Malicious Email Sent to the Fordham Community on 9/21/10

On or about 9/21/10 a malicious SPAM has been sent to the Fordham University community with the attachment 26506_inv.html. DO NOT click this attachment link.
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.

For more information view the following link from Cisco Systems.
Alert Details - Security Center - Cisco Systems

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Dear Webmail Subscriber - Phishing Email Sent to the Fordham Community on 9/23/2010

This is another phishing email that has been reported. This message was received on or about September 23th, 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.

Dear Webmail Subscriber,

This message is from the Webmail messaging center to all account owners. We are
currently carrying out an upgrade on our system, hence it

has come to our notice that one of our subscribers Infected our Network with a
worm like virus and it is affecting Our database.

We are also having congestions due to the anonymous registration of accounts
(Staff and Students), so we are shutting down some accounts, and your account

was among those to be that needs to be updated due to this condition.To resolve
this problem all subscribers must reply to this email immediately,

and enter your E-mail Username : E-mail Password :

to have them Cleared against this virus.

Failure to comply will lead to the termination of your Email Account. Warning
Code:11XXTT8765

Hoping to serve you better.

Thanks,
Webmail Support

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Twitter Hacked! You can never be sure what site is safe...

Twitter certainly wasn't!

http://blogs.forbes.com/andygreenberg/2010/09/21/twitter-hit-with-a-quick-spreading-clickless-virus/

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Storage Quota - Phishing Email Sent to Fordham Community on 09/16/2010

This is another phishing email that has been reported. This message was received on or about September 16th, 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: <_@hlpdsk.edu>

From: "Ho***r, Cu***s"
Date: 09/16/2010 01:45PM
Subject: Storage Quota

To ensure quick, responsive e-mail services, it is necessary to establish limits on the amount of e-mail
each user may store on the system. The volume of e-mail you are storing on the Central e-mail system is now
exceeding your normal space allocation. To request for more storage space on your webmail account, simply
click here
Thanks
Ho***r, Cu***s
For Helpdesk Team

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Here you have - Malicious Email Sent to the Fordham Community on 9/9/2010

This is malicious email that has been reported. This message was received on September 9th, 2010. Please DO NOT open 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.

For more information refer to the following link:
http://home.mcafee.com/VirusInfo/VirusProfile.aspx?key=275352#none

This is a malicious site that will download and install a virus on your machine.
*** DO NOT CLICK THE LINK! ***

Hello:
This is The Document I told you about,you can find it Here.hxxp://www.sharedocuments.com/library/**************.pdf

Please check it and reply as soon as possible.

Cheers,


The link above directs you to the site: hxxp://members.multimania.co.uk/yahoophoto/*************.scr

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