Today, a spam email message was sent to members of the university. It is important to remember that the Office of Information Technology will never send out a message asking for anyone’s password via e-mail, over the phone or in person. IT receives many spam/phishing attempts on a daily basis. The Technology Service Center always posts information regarding the latest phishing attempt on the IT Blog located at http://sites.sju.edu/oit.
If you have already responded to one of these scams, you must immediately change your password from the Forgot Password link in the red login box located at http://my.sju.edu. You should also notify the TSC at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-660-2920 so that IT 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.
A good way to know that an e-mail is fake and not from SJU IT is to remember that employees of SJU will never ask you to provide your User Id and Password via email. When the Saint Joseph’s University Help Desk sends out a message to the community, it will come from the email address email@example.com. The message will also have the SJU Office of Information Technology header at the top and usually contain “IT Alert or IT Outage” in the subject line. There is also a standard Help Desk signature that concludes the IT Alert or IT Outage emails.
Maintaining the security and integrity of the university’s technology resources is a responsibility shared by every member of the community. Your attention to this serious matter is greatly appreciated.
Below is the text of the message:
Due to recent security update in the IT Industry which is posed to
making web messaging easy and more secure,the webmail of Information
Technology has decided a compulsory and immediate upgrade of the current
web-mail server to the version 6.3 of the current Microsoft Sun java
web messenger which is more secured with more storage space. All
staff/students are required to click the link below to start the email
migrations no email or information shall be lost after the migration to
the new web messaging server.
So to activate and unblock your account before routine deletion by our
servers CLICK HERE
Click on the link above to complete the form.
Thank you for co-operation.