A number of Fordham users have received phishing messages from firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject line reads “Fw: Adjustment notification”. Interacting with the attachment can potentially lead to being asked for credentials, or installing malware on your machine.
We have written about recognizing these particular types of scams here: https://itsecurity.blog.fordham.edu/2017/09/29/dont-be-a-victim-of-a-phishing-scheme/
If you believe you have received this scam message, please do the following:
• Do not respond to the message.
• Do not click on any attachments or links.
• Do not call any number listed.
• Do not provide any private information such as username and password.
• Delete the message.
• If you did respond to the email and provided sensitive information, please contact Fordham IT Customer Care ASAP at (718) 817-3999 for instructions on how to manually reset your password.
Fordham IT will NEVER ask you for your username and password or ask you to click any links to validate or verify your account or password. If you receive questionable or suspicious emails, contact IT Customer Care and allow the University Information Security Office (UISO) to validate the legitimacy of these emails.
You may also report potential phishing and malicious emails with one click from your Fordham Gmail safely and in real-time with the Cofense Reporter Gmail add-on. You can learn more about Cofense here: https://itsecurity.blog.fordham.edu/2018/10/04/introducing-cofense-reporter/
Detailed information regarding these scams other IT security topics are available on our blog at itsecurity.blog.fordham.edu/.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact IT Customer Care at (718) 817-3999 or via email to: HelpIT@fordham.edu.