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CCIS Mailbox Fraud Attempt

posted Apr 27, 2010, 8:43 AM by Ken Akers
Another attack on educational institutions like Columbia College is making it's rounds.
This one involves a message like the following:

From: []

Sent: Tuesday, April 27, 2010 5:36 AM

To: reference

Subject: Setting for your mailbox are changed


SMTP and POP3 servers for mailbox are changed. Please carefully read the attached instructions before updating settings.

The email has a PDF document attached. If you click on the attachment, a virus is launched and attaches to your operating system. How do you handle this type of message?

First, DO NOT click on an unsolicited attachment from an unknown source.

Second, delete the message so that you will not inadvertantly click on the attachment later.