Archive | August 14, 2012

Security Breach Scam (8/14/12)

The following scam is a classic phishing scam that attempts to trick its users into providing login credentials. The tell tale signs are the poor grammar, sense of urgency, generic language, email address that is not from VCU, and the link that does not go to a VCU website. If you have received this or other similar email, please discard it. For more information on phishing and email scams, please contact the VCU HelpIT center at 828-2227 or


From:        “Arcia, Jeanette” (
Date:        08/14/2012 07:34 AM
Subject:        Attn: Faculty/Staff/Students

Attn: Faculty/Staff/Students:

An attempt was made to connect your account from a new
computer. For your account security, click the link below
and fill accurate details to protect your account.

Copy or Click here:

hxxp:// (redacted)

System Administrator.
WARNING! Protect your privacy.
Logout when you are done and completely. 

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