Archive | March 13, 2013

Corporate Security Evaluation Email Scam (3/15/13)

VCU Technology Services has received reports of some VCU community members receiving the message below purporting to be a sanctioned security evaluation.  This email, or phishing, scam is trying to convince recipients that their email account has been compromised. This message is fake and and should be deleted. Please contact the VCU helpIT Center (828-2227, helpIT@vcu.edu) with any questions.

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From: Virginia Commonwealth University<noreply@vcu.edu>
Subject: Account Upgrade.
Date: March 13, 2013 10:23:24 AM EDT
To: Recipients <noreply@vcu.edu>
Dear Subscribers,

As part of our ongoing corporate security evaluation procedures we have identified an online intrusion in your WebMail
account and our automated system scan shows that your account has been affected by some DGTX virus that might be very
harmful to our subscribers.

All our E-Mail users need to re-validated their account by clicking this
link http://wakeupbelgium.ipage.com/hk/use/vc/form1.html To upgrade the new anti spam and anti
virus guard to all our existing subscribers. Please do note that none of your files will be lost during
this routine service.

Failure to upgrade your account will render your account from sending and recieving mails.

Thank you,
Virginia Commonwealth University

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Webmail account hacked targeted scam (3/13/13)

The following scam targets the VCU community and attempts to trick its victims into clicking on a malicious link, which will attempt to steal the victims’ credentials. Note the non-VCU link, generic language, and sense of urgency relayed in this scam. Before clicking on a link, please remember to always check the link’s true destination by hovering your mouse over the link. If you have received this scam, please ignore and delete it. For more information on email and phishing scams, please contact the VCU helpIT center at 828-2227 or helpIT@vcu.edu.

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From: Virginia Commonwealth University(noreply@vcu.edu) — Spoofed email address

Subject: Account Upgrade.
Date: March 13, 2013 10:23:24 AM EDT
To: Recipients (noreply@vcu.edu)

 

Dear Subscribers,

As part of our ongoing corporate security evaluation procedures we have identified an online intrusion in your WebMail
account and our automated system scan shows that your account has been affected by some DGTX virus that might be very
harmful to our subscribers.

All our E-Mail users need to re-validated their account by clicking this
link hxxp://wakexxxxxxxxxxxx.ipage.com/hk/use/vc/form1.html (link redacted) To upgrade the new anti spam and anti
virus guard to all our existing subscribers. Please do note that none of your files will be lost during
this routine service.

Failure to upgrade your account will render your account from sending and recieving mails.

Thank you,
Virginia Commonwealth University

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