February 21, 2012
More phishing warnings--"Important Notice" spam

We seem to be getting more of these and more clever ones. Last night many of you recieved an email with the following in the body:

Your email account has been reported for numerous spams Activities from a foreign ip recently. As a result you may not be able to receive or send new mail.

However, you might not be the one promoting this Spam,as your email account might have been compromised. To protect your account from sending spam mails, You are to confirm your true ownership of this account by following this link below, fill the form and login again to your webmail...

Particularly insidious, it spoofs the Solution's Center email address as well as a solutions center footer and ISU logo. Needless to say it is NOT from the Solution's Center. Solution's Center staff will never ask you to go to an external site and enter your Net-ID and password.

DO NOT respond to this or similar email. DO NOT input your Net-ID and password into a link that is not on the iastate.edu site (I'm not going to reproduce the link here, but it clearly points to a non-iastate.edu site).

I recommend always going to the site (for example: asw.iastate.edu) directly rather than clicking on a link if you're being asked to put in your Net-ID and password.

If you ever have questions about whether an email is legitimate, please call 515-294-1725 or email the hotline at eithotline@iastate.edu

Posted by dcoates at February 21, 2012 09:16 AM