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Phishing Alerts

Phishing is the criminally fraudulent process of attempting to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.

Helpful links to identify phishing scams

Microsoft Online Safety - How to recognize phishing e-mails or links.

APWG - The Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) is the global pan-industrial and law enforcement association focused on eliminating the fraud and identity theft that result from phishing,pharming and email spoofing of all types.

Pay Pal Phishing Guide - Pay Pal's 3 part anti phishing guide.

National Cyber Security Alliance - NCSA's mission is to educate and therefore empower a digital society to use the Internet safely and securely at home, work, and school, protecting the technology individuals’ use, the networks they connect to, and our shared digital assets.

National Cyber Security Alliance

The phishing scams (below) have been reported on the Green Mountain College network. If you received one of these PLEASE do not respond to them. Remember, Green Mountain College emails sent from IT/Computer Services will ALWAYS be signed with at least one of our names.

Paul Millette, Director, Library, IT Services & Learning Support Services
Jeff Wright, Manager of CTS and Network Services
Noka Garrapy, Associate Manager of Data Systems
Jesse Safran, Sr. Desktop Supervisor, Assistant Network Administrator
Brian May, Technical and Web Support Specialist
Brenton Dupee, Educational Technology Specialist

Date Reported: 11/24/2010

From: Kiva Micro Financial Loan Company []
Sent: Tuesday, November 23, 2010 10:01 PM
To: undisclosed-recipients
Subject: e-Mail Quota Warning!!!

Your Web-Mailbox Has Exceeded Its Aloted Quota as Set By Your Administrator, And You Will Not Be Able To Receive Or Send New Mails Until You Re-Validate.To Re-Validate CLICK HERE:

Date Reported: 11/07/2010

From: Alice Hobbs

Sent: Sunday, November 07, 2010 2:18 PM
To: undisclosed-recipients

Dear Webmail User,

This message is from the Webmail Support team to all email users. We are currently carrying out an upgrade on our system, hence it has come to our notice that one of our subscribers Infected our Network with a worm like virus and it is affecting Our database.

We are also having congestions due to the anonymous registration of email accounts, so we are shutting down email accounts deemed to be inactive. Your email account is listed among those requiring update.

To resolve this problem, simply click to reply this message and enter your User Name here
(_____________) And Password Here (___________) to have your email account Cleared against this virus.

Failure to comply will lead to the termination of your Email Account.

Hoping to serve you better.

Alice Hobbs
Webmail Support

 Date Reported: 10/13/2010

A DGTFX virus has been detected in your folders Your email account has to be upgraded to our new Secured DGTFX anti-virus 2010 version; to prevent damages to our webmail log and your important files.

Click your reply tab, Fill the columns below and send back or your email account will be terminated immediately to avoid spread of the virus.





Email Technical Team
Note that your password will be encrypted with 1024-bit RSA keys for your password safety to avoid any unauthorized user.

 Date Reported: 9/29/2010

From: Peter Carfagna []

Sent:Wednesday, September 29, 2010 10:19 AM
Subject: Mailbox upgrade

Your mailbox has exceeded the storage limit which is 20GB as set by your administrator,you are currently running on 20.9GB,
you may not be able to send or receive new mail until you re-validate your mailbox.
To re-validate your mailbox please Click the link below to validate your mailbox and upgrade your account:

System Administrator

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