April 17, 2013
Spam Surge

We're seeing a surge this morning in spam that is getting through ISU's initial filters and which may also not be getting caught by your Outlook Junk filter.

The particular spam we're seeing includes a subject referencing 'Boston' or 'the Boston Marathon' and promising to link you to news, video or updates. DO NOT click on these links. Either delete unread or click on them and send them to your Junk folder. These emails will likely be blocked at the university border eventually, but spammers and phishers are always finding new ways to send things through filtering systems so you'll never be completely free from junk email.

We're also seeing a lot of stock and credit spam lately. Deleting and filtering are your best response to these emails.

Posted by dcoates at 09:10 AM