A convincingly crafted e-mail has been seen circulating campus that asks users to click a link to migrate your webmail. Remember, Don't Just Click It! You will be led to a site that will attempt to harvest your Purdue career account information.
If you receive an e-mail like the one below, do not click the link. It is not a legitimate e-mail from the University.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Saturday, April 09, 2011 7:48 AM
Subject: Attention: Migration Notice And Update Securities
The University of Purdue will NEVER send e-mail asking for you to confirm your email password! We are NOT asking people to verify their e-mail account by sending email and password to us. Note that you are advice to migrate from our old webmail to the new Mymail
Your email has been subjected to compulsory update to secure it from spam and unwanted messages. Please Click Here <link redacted> to update or migrate to our latest security suite which, we have acquired to fight against this.
Note: Failure to confirm your email account within 48 hours will result to email account suspension.
Thank you for using the Purdue University Webmail Service!
Purdue University Internet Team
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Posted by Anthony Paladino on April 14, 2011, in Secure Purdue News.