Security Alert! Phishing E-mail: IT Service Desk Support

The following message started circulating via Email:

**** MESSAGE ****

From: Cobb, Becky []
Sent: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 7:48 AM
Subject: IT Service Desk Support

ITS Service Desk Support requires your immediate re-activation of your Email account. This is to upgrade email account to Microsoft Outlook 2014. Inability to complete this procedure will render your account inactivate. Activate by

Security Alert-Phishing E-mail: Administration User Alert

What is the issue?  Security Alert – Phishing attempt being circulated via the Internet Phishing E-Mails are an attempt to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details (and sometimes, indirectly, money) by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.  E-Mail purporting to be from popular social web sites, auction […]

Security Alert-Phishing e-mail: 1 New Security Message From PUC

At approximately 9:00 AM this morning a phishing e-mail “1 New Security Message From PUC” started circulating via the Internet. By clicking on the link you will be directed to a website that is infected with malware or you will be asked to provide your username and password. Do not click on link or provide your user name and password.

Internet Explorer Vulnerability

The vulnerability is a remote code execution vulnerability. The vulnerability exists in the way that Internet Explorer accesses an object in memory that has been deleted or has not been properly allocated. The vulnerability may corrupt memory in a way that could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code in the context of the current user within Internet Explorer.

Open SSL “Heartbleed” security flaw

Many of you may have already read or heard about the “Heartbleed” web bug. The following information was posted on the West Lafayette Information Technology at Purdue (ITaP) website by the West Lafayette ITaP Interim Chief Information Security Officer. It is being provided for your information.

Phishing E-mail Alert: IT SUPPORT

This is not a legitimate E-Mail. This is a Spam/Phishing E-Mail message. This is an attempt to acquire information such as usernames, passwords, credit card numbers and other sensitive and protected information by masquerading as a trustworthy entity such as a bank, online payment center or IT administrators. These messages will contain links to websites that are infected with malware.

Fake E-mail Alert: New Webmail Update.

The message below is being circulated via the Internet. This is not a legitimate message. Please do not respond to this message or click on any of the links. Please delete the message.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Customer Service Center at extension 2888 option 2.

Malicious E-mail Alert: Your account has been temporarily blocked

Phishing email messages, websites, and phone calls are designed to steal money. Cybercriminals can do this by installing malicious software on your computer or stealing personal information off of your computer. Cybercriminals also use social engineering to convince you to install malicious software or hand over your personal information under false pretenses.