The E-Mail below is being circulated via the Internet. 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.
What does a phishing email message look like?
Here is an example of what a phishing scam in an email message might look like.
Start of E-Mail Being Circulated
From: Mavhandu-Mudzusi, Azwihangwisi [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 2014 8:18 AM
To: Mavhandu-Mudzusi, Azwihangwisi
Subject: IT SUPPORT
This message (and attachments) is subject to restrictions and a disclaimer. Please refer to http://www.unisa.ac.za/disclaimer for full details.
YOUR ACCOUNT SAFETY IS OUT TOP PRIORITY.
Recently, we have detected some unusual activity on your account and as a result, all email users are urged to update their email account within 24 hours of receiving this e-mail, using the update link: “LINK” to confirm that your email account is up to date with the institution requirement. Do not ignore this message to avoid termination of your webmail account.
Our apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused, but your account safety and privacy is very important to us.
Thanks for your co-operation.
ITS help desk
©Copyright 2014 Microsoft, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
End of E-Mail Being Circulated
If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Customer Service Center at extension 2888 option 2.
Identity Finder is software that will search your computer for social security numbers, and will act as a tool to assist you in securing or removing this information from your computer.
Identity Finder will search your computer for documents or emails that contains sets of numbers that match a certain pattern, in this case, the pattern of a social security number. It will then give you a set of helpful tools and options for each occurance, where a match occurs.
You can leave the instance unchanged, or you can shred it. Shredding is a process that deletes the information several times so that there is no remaining trace of it.
Identity Finder will be rolled out to all computers on campus. If you are having difficulty using identity finder, or are unsure of what to do with it, consult the pages on this site for helpful information, such as a walkthrough to using Identity Finder.