Please be advised that a number of Fordham users have received spam messages with the subjects: “For Fordham staff” or “For Fordham faculty/staff”. The messages were delivered around 02-15-2021 and 02-16-2021. The content asks users to look at a Youtube video. If you have received emails with similar subjects or message contents, then please disregard them as spam messages.
For more details on spotting phishing or spam emails, read our blog: https://itsecurity.blog.fordham.edu/2020/04/07/recognizing-a-phishing-attempt/
If you believe you have received this spam 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 clicked any links, responded to the email, or provided sensitive information, please contact Fordham IT Customer Care ASAP at (718) 817-3999 for instructions on how to manually reset your password and run an antivirus scan.
Please note: Genuine Fordham employees will only use their @fordham.edu email address. 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 spam 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 spam and 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.