Email Security Alert: Contaminated Email Attachment

An email message is being circulated via the Internet. The message includes a contaminated attachment. Please do not respond to this message or click on the attachment.

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

A fraudulent Phishing attempt circulating across the internet

A message is circulating across the Internet. This is a perfect example of a fraudulent Phishing attempt. This is not a legitimate E-Mail. Please do not respond to this E-Mail, do not click on any links and delete this E-Mail.

Security Alert! Another Phishing Attempt

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.

Security Alert: Phishing attempt

The E-Mail below is being circulated. This is not a legitimate request. This is a Phishing attempt falsely claiming to be an established legitimate enterprise in attempt to scam the user into surrendering private and protected information that will be used for identity theft. The E-Mail can

Important Security Alert-Java 7 (1.7) Vulnerability

Researchers have found a zero-day Java vulnerability that attackers are using to hijack computers on the web.

The bugs are in Java 7 also known as version 1.7 and affect Windows, Mac OS X and Linux operating systems running a Web browser with a Java plugin enabled.

Security Alert! Opening an infected PDF file

A trusted third party information source has notified Purdue University that we have been explicitly targeted in an active, targeted, persistent spear phishing campaign. The attacker’s attempt to trick users into opening an infected PDF file in order to compromise a system.

Latest scam circulating around campus

The following scam is being circulated on the Internet. Please do not respond to this message or click on any of the associated links imbedded in the message. If you suspect you have a virus on your computer please contact the Customer Service Center as soon as possible.

Warning! New phishing site called mypurdue.net

We received notice today from IT Security on the West Lafayette campus about a phishing site called mypurdue.net. If you receive an email with this site link in it, please do not click on this link.

Please report IT security issues, spam or phishing attempts to abuse@purduecal.edu

Latest Phishing Email Circulating AroundCampus

There is currently an email circulating around campus with the subject line “Your e-mail box has reached its maximum of 50MB”

This is not from anyone at Purdue University Calumet and you should delete it. The message is designed to steal your login and password.

Safe Email Practices

Recently our campus email system has been hit by several phishing attempts that are devised to acquire your login and password. Hackers then use your email address to flood the Internet with millions more email messages that attempt to get the credentials of others.

New Phishing Email Circulating-Subject ATTENTION WEB-MAIL USER

We have received several reports of mail messages that contains the subject line “ATTENTION WEB-MAIL USER”.

This email is being used as an attempt to obtain your login and password credentials for the purpose of using your email address to propagate more of these types of messages to others.

This email is not from anyone at Purdue Calumet and you should not click on any of the links in the message. Purdue Calumet does not use any form for WEB-MAIL.

New Phishing Email Circulating

We have received several reports of a mail message that appear to be sent by a “Dorothy Hawkins” that contain the subject line “Helpdesk Upgrade”.

This email is being used as an attempt to obtain your login and password credentials for the purpose of using your email address to propagate more of these types of messages to others.

This email is not from anyone at Purdue Calumet and you should not click on any of the links in the message.

IRS/Tax Related Email

Many of you have received emails that may contain malware with the subject lines:Your tax appeal motion is rejected, Tax return fraud notification, Income tax return fraud accusations, Your tax appeal is rejected, Your accountant CPA license termination.
There may be other variations to this subject line. Under no circumstances should you click on the links in these emails.