Nov 292012
 

WARNING! A current phishing scheme informs victims that the Help Desk is upgrading servers. It asks you to click on a link for further instructions, then asks you to authenticate with your username and password.  DO NOT LOG IN! This is an attempt to get users to provide their login credentials!  If you have logged in to the site you should change your password IMMEDIATELY to protect your account.

Reminder: ITCS reminds the campus to avoid email scams, hoaxes and phishing schemes circulating on the Internet and warns users NOT to provide their password in response to such emails. Scams purporting to be from East Carolina University, Service Helpdesk, ECU IT, ECU Helpdesk, the Web Master, Webmail, the IRS, Your Financial Institution, etc. are bombarding email mailboxes. Although IronPort blocks the majority of such emails, some scams successfully reach your e-mail mailbox.

NEVER provide personal or sensitive information in response to any unsolicited email. Don’t open unsolicited email attachments. No matter how realistic or enticing the email message, you must remain vigilant in not responding to an email hoax or scam. Just delete it!

Nov 282012
 

WARNING! A recent phishing scheme warns victims their mailbox has exceeded its storage limit or quota, and that they will not be able to receive or send new emails until they re-validate. It asks the victim to send their email address, user ID, and password to a site by clicking on a link in the email.

Reminder: ITCS reminds users to avoid email scams, hoaxes and phishing schemes circulating on the Internet by not responding to such emails. Scams purporting to be from East Carolina University, Service Helpdesk, ECU IT, ECU Helpdesk, the Web Master, Webmail, the IRS, Your Financial Institution, etc. are bombarding email mailboxes. Although IronPort blocks the majority of such messages, some scams successfully reach your inbox.

  • NEVER provide personal or sensitive information in response to any unsolicited e-mail.
  • DO NOT open unsolicited e-mail attachments, no matter how realistic or enticing the message.
  • DO NOT click any links within unsolicited email messages.
  • If you receive such an email, Just delete it!