Email Fraud

Message From UPS Contains Virus

Many users on campus have received emails claiming to be from UPS regarding a package not delivered, with instructions to print the attached invoice.

DO NOT CLICK THE ATTACHMENT — it contains a VERY malicious virus.

If you have received these emails delete them immediately.
If you HAVE clicked the attachment do the following immediately:

  • Shut your computer down IMMEDIATELY
  • Once you have done this please contact your departmental IT
    Support to have your machine cleaned.
  • Reset your password using a DIFFERENT computer.

At this time, the specific damage done by this virus is unknown. Therefore, the degree of effort to recover an infected system is not yet known. Removal tools may become available within a few days, which may alleviate the need to rebuild affected systems.

If you have further questions, please contact your departmental IT Support or call the OIT Help Desk at (574) 631-8111

Phishing Scams

Phony emails are sent to addresses across the Internet that appear to be from reputable organizations, but are not. The emails are actually from criminals who are attempting to lure you to provide your personal information, such as social security numbers, debit or credit card numbers, usernames and passwords or other personal information. Often both the emails and the web pages they direct you to look just like you would expect to receive from that organization, as the logos and formats have been copied.

It’s called phishing because the criminals are broadcasting phony emails to large numbers of addresses, and they’re hoping the recipients will “take the bait”. The emails will either try to entice you with promises and great deals, or scare you into providing the information.

It’s important to note, that the company that is being spoofed has nothing to do with the scam. Their name is just being used to coax you into the scheme.

Click here to find out more about email phishing scams.

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