Phishing Email Alert: Annual Form – Authorization to Use Privately Owned Vehicle on State Business

The message below was published October 8, 2013 to SecurePurdue.  Purdue West Lafayette is seeing a lot of collateral damage as a result of this. Most of the users are experiencing encrypted files in shared drives and many on their local machine.  Do NOT attempt to open the attached zip file delivered with the message below.

If you:

  • Received this message and replied to this message or opened the attached form, please change your password and challenge questions as soon as possible.
  • Are trying to access files on local C: drive, office or departmental network drives that are none responsive or causing alerts.

Contact the Customer Service Center as soon as possible at extension 2888 option 2.

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Sent: Tuesday, October 08, 2013 11:04 AM
Subject: Annual Form – Authorization to Use Privately Owned Vehicle on State Business