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Phishing Email Alert: "Help Desk::code 8969405"

STEAM-ADVISORY NO. 2013070701
PURDUE UNIVERSITY SECURITY TEAM CIRT
Sunday, July 07 21:00:00 EDT 2013


==OVERVIEW==

Phishing Email Alert: "Help Desk::code 8969405"

==SYSTEMS AFFECTED==

Targets Purdue students, faculty, and staff

==DETAILS==

Please be aware that there is an illegitimate email circulating amongst Purdue students, faculty, and staff claiming that a past email that you received was infected with a virus.  The phishing email instructs users to click on the link to 'improve the protection' of their webmail 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 of your personal computers used to access the link(s).  Also, please note that Purdue will never ask for personal information via email.

==SOLUTIONS==

Do not visit the link(s) provided and ensure the email is deleted.  If the link(s) were accessed, change Purdue career account password, password challenge questions, and perform malware scans of personal computers.

==FURTHER INFORMATION AND RESOURCES==

http:// www
.purdue.edu/securepurdue/news/2013/phishing-email-alert-help-deskcode-8969405.cfm

==STEAM-CIRT CONTACT INFORMATION==

For questions concerning this advisory, please send email to:
itap-securityhelp@purdue.edu <mailto:itap-securityhelp@purdue.edu>.

Report computer-related abuse to steam-cirt:
http:// www .purdue.edu/securePurdue/incidentReportForm.cfm
<http://purdue.edu/securePurdue/incidentReportForm.cfm>

http:// www .purdue.edu/securepurdue/steam
<http://purdue.edu/securepurdue/steam>

(remove spaces from links)


Posted by ITSP - Security on July 07, 2013, in Advisory Alerts.