Fordham Information Technology - Secure IT: August 2012

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Sad Trip...Help Needed........Ann Higgins - Scam Email Sent to the Fordham Community on 8/29/2012

This is another scam email that has been reported. This message was received on or about August 29th, 2012. 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: "Ann Higgins Alessandro"
To:
Date: 08/29/2012 11:31 AM

Subject: Sad Trip...Help Needed........Ann Higgins

 

Hello Its Ann

I'm writing this in pains. It is not my intension writing you but I have to, few day back my family and I made an unannounced trip to Istanbul, Turkey and really it was unannounced but unfortunately, things turn sour when we where robbed last night on our way back to the hotel where we lodged and all our cash, credit cards and cell phones were stolen, one of the robbers stab me at the back with a knife and am currently receiving treatments.

We've reported the incident to the embassy and the Police but to my dismay they seem not bothered...their response was just too casual. Our return flight leaves soon but I am out of cash to settle my hospital and hotel bills, Please I need you to loan me some money, I promise to refund you immediately i get back home. All i need is $1500... Please I can’t afford to miss my return flight back home, Please let me know if you can send me the money.

Am in pains here, need to return home for a proper medical check up.

Ann Higgins

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Corporate eFax message - 2 pages - Malicious Email Sent to the Fordham Community on 8/15/2012


This is another Malicious email that has been reported. This message was received on or about August 15th, 2012. 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: eFax 
Date: Wed, Aug 15, 2012 at 9:03 AM
Subject: Corporate eFax message - 2 pages
To: user@fordham.edu



Fax Message [Caller-ID: 213-232-3239]
You have received a 2 pages fax at 2012-08-15 08:03:09 GMT.
* The reference number for this fax is min1_did12-1345023267-7176853217-25.
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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Reservation Confirmation [55972749] - Phishing Email Sent to the Fordham Community on 8/7/2012

 This is another Phishing email that has been reported. This message was received on or about August 7th, 2012. 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: "Booking.com"
To:
Date: 08/07/2012 05:14 PM

Subject: Reservation Confirmation [55972749]    

Tue, 7 Aug 2012 23:14:05 +0200

 Hotel Confirmation:
[Huka Lodge] 6205019
Date:  Tue, 7 Aug 2012 23:14:05 +0200     ---
Herewith you receive the electronic reservation for your hotel. Please refer to attached file for full details.
Arrival: Friday, August 10, 2012
Departure: Monday, August 13, 2012   Number of rooms: 1
Sincerely, Customer Service Team
Booking.com http://www.booking.com
Your Reference ID is: 4068994
The Booking.com reservation service is free of charge. We do not charge you any booking fees or administration fees, and in many cases rooms offer free cancellation.-Booking.com guarantees the best hotel rates in both cities and regional destinations - ranging from small family hotels to luxury hotels.

Message From IT Department Service desk - Phishing Email Sent to the Fordham Community on 8/7/2012

This is another Phishing email that has been reported. This message was received on or about August 6th, 2012. 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: "Nurwani Abdul Samad"
To: 
Date: 08/07/2012 12:15 PM
Subject: Message From IT Department Service desk



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Regards
IT Department Service desk

NEVER... Give out your password... NEVER!!!

NEVER!!!

Under no circustances should anyone ask you for a password nor should you provide your password.  This holds true for any in person, email or over the telephone communications.  Providing your password is a sure fire way to lead to infecting your computer or mobile device, personal and confidential data loss, and identity theft.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact IT Customer Care at (718) 817-3999 or via email to: HelpIT@fordham.edu

Monday, August 6, 2012

Attn: Dear Suscriber - Phishing Email Sent to the Fordham Community on 8/6/2012

This is another Phishing email that has been reported. This message was received on or about August 6th, 2012. 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: WEBMAIL ADMINISTRATOR
Sent: Mon, Aug 6, 2012 12:19:46 GMT+00:00
Subject: Attn: Dear Suscriber


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Copyright 2012
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Friday, August 3, 2012

Score one for the Good Guys!

Read how a security expert breaks down a piece of malware to catch the bad guy!

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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Your AT&T bill is ready to be viewed - Phishing Email Sent to the Fordham Community on 8/2/2012

This is another Phishing email that has been reported. This message was received on or about August 2nd, 2012. 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.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Pls confirm receipt - Scam Email Sent to the Fordham Community on 8/1/2012

This is another scam email that has been reported. This message was received on or about August 1st, 2012. 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: "Lau Li yeung"
To: lliyeung@w.cn
Date: 08/01/2012 02:52 PM

Subject: Re: Pls confirm receipt.

 
 
Dear Friend,

I am writing to you with a great sense of urgency having found your name by coincidence and noted your posts to be particularly honest in nature. I have no time to establish any more than a fleeting relation.

However, as I have a large sum of currency which I must transfer out of my country of origin but only if you alone are able to help! Trust that your immediate attention to this matter will be well rewarded! "

 

Regards,

Lau Li Yeung

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