Ignore email invites from College Collaborative Networks

Date: Monday, November 26, 2012

WARNING: Do Not Join the Collaborative Cloud Domain at Cloudworlds.org! This is a PHISHING Email SCAM.

Please ignore email messages inviting you to join ECU and other collaborative domains in Cloud Worlds by visiting their website at Cloudworlds.org.  The organization is espousing that  this is a private domain activated automatically on your behalf when you join the collaborative domain and can serve as your personal “Cloud Server” to archive, organize and manipulate resources (such as documents, notes, applications) remotely, as if they were on your PC.  It is yet another Email PHISHING Scam designed to gather your personal information.

NEVER provide personal or sensitive information in response to any unsolicited email. Don’t open unsolicited e-mail 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!

CLOUD Computing: This is another opportunity to educate the campus on avoiding the use of online collaborative cloud services on behalf of the university. ECU provides internal resources for collaborative networks such as SharePoint,  Pirate Drive, LYNC, YAMMER etc. Visit the ITCS website @ www.ecu.edu/itcs for additional information for collaborative options and the IT Security Tips page http://blog.ecu.edu/sites/securitytips/ for additional Cloud Computing tips.

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    About Belinda Perkinson

    Belinda works with the ITCS Training and Communications team at East Carolina University.
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