ITS ALERT - Email Phishing Scam & Notification about student email access

Last updated: Jul 10, 2013 8:44:02 AM

Greetings Campus Community: 

One of our students notified us today that her email account has been hacked.  She has sent out several thousand email messages to the campus community and off campus email addresses.  

With this in mind, the student email server is going to be unavailable for about 3 hours while the email queues are cleaned out.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  This will affect all of our students who are attempting to get into email.  

Also we have received reports about an email phishing scam that is circulating the campus.  The email subject line may read System Administrator(Mailbox Exceeded Quota Limit), it is telling the recipient to visit a link to restore their email access.  Please do not click the links, and delete this email.  

Thank you for alerting the Help Desk. 

You will find a replica of this email below.  If you have any questions, please contact ITS Help Desk. 

ITS Help Desk
Information Technology Services
Walters G -10
Email: itshelp@agnesscott.edu
Phone: (404) 471-5487
Fax: (404) 471-6195 

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Sent: Monday, May 27, 2013 7:07 AM
Subject: System Administrator(Mailbox Exceeded Quota Limit)

Dear User.

Your mailbox has exceeded one or more size limits set by your administrator.

Your mailbox size is 199636 KB. From now you cannot be receiving all incoming emails and also some of your outgoing emails will not be delivered, your account will be deactivated within 24 hours from now. Failure to do this will result to limited access to your mailbox account while your account will remain inactive within the next 24 hours.

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Regards.

System Administrator