Mailbox Upgrade – Phishing Email Sent to the Fordham Community on 8/8/2011

This is another phishing scam email that has been reported. This message was received on or about August 8th, 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: helpdesk@fordham.edu.

From: “Ha****k, Lo**y” [Ha*****L@uh**v.org]

Sent: 08/08/2011 04:22 PM AST

Subject: Mailbox Upgrade

Attn: Faculty/Staff/Students,

This message is from our Helpdesk Team to all webmail account owners.

We noticed that your webmail account has been compromised by spammers. It seems they have gained access into our database and have been using it for illegal internet activities.

The center is currently performing maintenance and upgrading its database. We intend upgrading our Email Security Server for better online services.

To re-validate your mailbox and upgrade your account, please click below

hxxp://www.my3q.cxm/survey/397/upgrad034/65881.phtml

In order to ensure you do not experience service interruptions, please upgrade your account to prevent it from being deactivated from our database.

Thank you for using our online services.

Gl**ys P***s

For Helpdesk Team

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