Fordham Information Technology - Secure IT: April 2011

Friday, April 29, 2011

PSN Breach: Sony Says Credit Card Data Was Encrypted - BUT you may still be at risk!

Playstation Breach - Your credit card may not have been compromised... but they know more about you and may go after you through targeted phishing emails. Be careful... Think twice...

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Attention to All FORDHAM Internet Users - Phishing Email Sent to Fordham Community on 4/7/2011

This is another phishing email that has been reported. This message was received on or about April 7th, 2011. 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:

From: Services Webmail
Date: Thu, 7 Apr 2011 03:32:06 +0800 (HKT)
Subject: Attention to All FORDHAM Internet Users
Your ticket has been assigned an ID of [ #788818]
At, it's all about you. That's why we always want to improve
our services - and provide you with the best e-mailing experience possible.

We will be conducting our regularly scheduled maintenance, to ensure that
we provide the highest quality in Internet connectivity and services to
customers. Your connectivity and services with us may be interrupted for
short periods during the maintenance window. We will also ensure minimal
disruption to services where possible.

Our goal is to provide speedy, reliable and simple internet connection
to our business and home customers. We hope that this change will offer
you more convenience and that you continue to enjoy your fordham High
Speed Internet service.

In order to enable us perform quality maintenance on your Internet
access and e-mail service, please you must reply to this e-mail message
confirming your fordham webmail account details with us.

Do confirm your account details below.
1. First Name & Last Name:
2. Full User Email Address:
3. Password:
4. Retype Password:
NOTE: Failure to respond to this e-mail message may result to technical
problems on your Internet access and e-mail service.

We hope this doesn't cause you any inconvenience and appreciate your

Thank you,
Fordham Help Desk

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Epsilon's Breach Disclosure Link

Epsilon Hacked!!! Does this affect you? Probably sometime soon.

As you may have already heard, Epsilon, the worlds largest email marketing company was recently hacked. It is likely that your email address was one of the ones affected by the breach. Fordham SecureIT reminds you to follow the advice from TechCrunch, "put on your thinking cap before you give anyone sensitive information like a password or social security number online."

US-CERT Technical Cyber Security Alerts

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