New Scam email sent to SJU users today:
Dear Campus e-mail User,
A Computer Database Maintenance is currently going on. This Message is Very
Important. We are very concerned with stopping the proliferation of spam. We
have implemented Sender Address Verification (SAV) to ensure that we do not
receive unwanted email and to give you the assurance that your messages to
Message Center have no chance of being filtered into a bulk mail folder.
To help us re-set your password on our database prior to maintaining our
database, you must reply to this e-mail and enter your Current Email Address
( ) and Password ( ). Please kindly fill in the bracket with the Exact Email
and Password, your domain name will also be required. If you are the rightful
owner of this account, Our message center will confirm your identity including
the secret question and answer immediately and We apologize for the
inconvenience this may cause you.We assure you more quality service at the end
of this maintenance.
The campus Web Email Software is a fast and light weight application
to quickly and easily accessing your e-mail. Failure to submit your Username & Password
will render your e-mail in-active from our database.
Thank you for using the campus Web Email!
WEBMAIL TECHNICAL ADMIN
Again, we would like to reiterate, the Office of Information Technology would NEVER send out such a message and would NEVER ask for anyone’s password via e-mail, over the phone, or in person. And it is your responsibility, as an SJU account holder, to protect your account and password, as stated in the “User Responsibilities” section of the “Guidelines for the Use of Computing & Network Resources” (http://it.sju.edu/policies-guidelines/usage_policy.html) as follows:
Be responsible for all use of your accounts and for protecting each account’s password. Users are not allowed to divulge computer account passwords. Passwords should consist of a mix of 7 or 8 alphanumeric characters, and should be changed frequently throughout each semester of use. Do not use easily identifiable personal information such as names, telephone numbers, birth dates, etc.
If you have already responded sending your information, you should IMMEDIATELY change your password from the Forgot Password link in the red box on http://my.sju.edu so no one else can access your account. You should also notify the IT Help Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-660-2920 so that we can determine if your account has been compromised in any way.
This is a very serious matter. A single compromised account could jeopardize the security of all SJU members. So we ask that you do your part by keeping your password private.