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Email Security Warning

There has been an increased number of e-mails being sent to the campus that contain a virus. These emails appear to come from college accounts such as info@ccri.edu, support@ccri.edu, service@ccri.edu, webmaster@ccri.edu, register@ccri.edu and others. Do not open these emails or the attachments that accompany them. Simply delete the email from your mailbox.

Subject: (any of the following)

{Random}
*DETECTED* Online User Violation
*IMPORTANT* Please Validate Your Email Account
*IMPORTANT* Your Account Has Been Locked
*WARNING* Your Email Account Will Be Closed
Account Alert
Email Account Suspension
Important Notification
Notice of account limitation
Notice: **Last Warning**
Notice:***Your email account will be suspended***
Security measures
Your email account access is restricted
Your Email Account is Suspended For Security Reasons
Warning Message: Your services near to be closed

Message body: (any of the following)

Once you have completed the form in the attached file, your account records will not be interrupted and will continue as normal.
Please look at attached document.
Please read the attached document and follow it's instructions.
Please see the attachment.
The original message has been included as an attachment.
To safeguard your email account from possible termination, please see the attached file.
To unblock your email account access, please see the attachment.
We attached some important information regarding your account.
We have suspended some of your email services, to resolve the problem you should read the attached document.
We regret to inform you that your account has been suspended due to the violation of our site policy, more info is attached.

Attachment: (.ZIP file around which contains a copy of this worm with any combination of the following file names and extension names)

The most important message to convey to anyone who gets an email from CCRI Support Team, Administrator, register, Support, etc is that IT will never ask for confidential information in an email. This includes passwords, DOB or even personal information like your name or address. Furthermore, you should avoid clicking on links in emails that direct you to secure areas as they may potentially be spoofed web pages. Please visit our virus homepage.

If ever you get an email that seems suspect, please make sure you call the IT Service Desk at 825.1112 to confirm.

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Last Updated: 9/16/13