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A ccis.edu Attack

posted Apr 22, 2010, 6:15 AM by Ken Akers
Always use caution when opening a zip file that is received unsolicited. One recent email received by a Columbia College employee claims to be from technology services and has an address of ccis. The email prompts the recipient to click on a zip file and follow the instructions. The email reads:
 

Dear Customer,

 

This e-mail was send by ccis.edu to notify you that we have temporanly prevented access to your account.

 

We have reasons to beleive that your account may have been accessed by someone else. Please run attached file and Follow instructions

 

(C) ccis.edu

 

This is not from Tech services. Technology services would never send an executable file without a full explanation of the reason for the software or attachment in question. Be on the lookout for this type of social engineering scam.
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