Security Alert! Another Phishing Attempt

The message below is being circulated via the Internet.  This is not a legitimate E-Mail message.  This is a Phishing attempt.  The sender is trying to acquire protected or sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, credit card details and social security numbers by masquerading as a trustworthy entity.  Phishing emails may contain links to websites that are infected with malware.  Phishing is an example of social engineering techniques used to deceive users and exploits the poor usability of current web security technologies.

Do not respond to these messages or click on any embedded links.  Please forward these messages as an Outlook attachment to

Purdue University, other organizations or businesses will never ask you for sensitive or protected information via E-Mail.

If you have any questions or concerns or you feel your computer was contaminated by malware, please E-Mail the Customer Service Center at or you can call them at extension 2888 option 2.

—–Original Phishing Message—–

From: []

Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 6:35 AM

Subject: Email Box Security Alert…

Purdue User,

This is to notify you that an unauthorized IP address 845.173.12.1 has been detected by our web admin login into your Email box.  You are requested to verify and upgrade your Email account manually for our new online security service by login into your Email account with the below link. You need to verify your Email User name and Password to secure your mailbox.

Thank You Admin

—–End of Message—–