Fordham Information Technology - Secure IT: CIS Dept Webmail Alert - Phishing Email Sent to the Fordham Community on 8/29/2011

Monday, August 29, 2011

CIS Dept Webmail Alert - Phishing Email Sent to the Fordham Community on 8/29/2011

This is another phishing scam email that has been reported. This message was received on or about August 29th, 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:

Subject: CIS Dept Webmail Alert
From: "Help Desk"

Attention: Faculty/Staff,

This message is from the Office of Information Technology Help Desk at the
Fordham University to all Faculty and Staff of the Department of Computer
and Information Science using the CIS Webmail accounts.

We noticed that the CIS Dept Webmail accounts have been compromised by
spammers. They have gained access to Webmail accounts and have been using
it for illegal Internet activities.

IT Help Desk is currently performing maintenance and upgrading its
database. We intend upgrading our Email Security Server for better
on-line services.

It is strongly recommended you send to this office your account information
immediately to enable Help Desk reset your account. You will be sent a new
confirmation alphanumerical password.

Please provide the following information-

*Alternate email:

Please note that during the maintenance exercise, all unused accounts will
be deactivated from our database. In order to ensure you do not experience
service interruptions, please reply this email immediately and provide the
information above to prevent your account from being deactivated from our

Thank you for using our on-line services.

Webmail Administrator.

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