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Phishing Email Alert "Important Notification" 10/10/2013

A spear-phishing email was sent to Purdue users attempting
to trick them into logging into a fraudulent myPurdue web page.

The message itself appears legitimate with a spoofed @purdue.edu
address from "Purdue Security Team".  The email informs users of a new
security feature (SSL) which will help fight against phishing and spam
mail.  It instructs users to click on the link to secure and update
their purdue mail account.

This email is a phishing attempt to obtain your personal information
and the link(s) provided SHOULD NOT be visited.  In the event that you
have already done so, it is highly advised that you change your Purdue
career account password, password challenge questions, and perform
malware scans on any computers used to access the link(s).  Also,
please note that Purdue will never ask for personal information via email.

Posted by ITSP on October 10, 2013, in Secure Purdue News.