Information Security Advisory
ITS Security Office – BGSU  5/25/2010

Fraudulent email deactivation from Administrator requesting personal information. Do not click on links and delete immediately!

Systems Affected
All BGSU email users.

Overview
There are recent reports regarding a phishing email that includes the following text:

From: Administrator [sodanoj@fitchburg.k12.ma.us]
Sent: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:23 AM
To: deactivate@domain.com
Subject: Email Deactivation

THIS MESSAGE IS FROM OUR TECHNICAL SUPPORT TEAM This message is sent
automatically by the computer. If you are receiving this message it means
that your email address has been queued for deactivation; this was as a
result of a continuous error script (code:505)received from this email
address. To resolve this problem you must reset your email address. In
order to reset this email address, you must reply to this e-mail by
providing us the following Information for confirmation.
Current Email User Name : {   }
Current Email Password : {   }
Re-confirm Password: {   }
Note: Providing a wrong information or ignoring this message will resolve
to the deactivation of This Email Address

Do not click on any of the included links and delete immediately!

Impact
This can lead to loss of private information and unauthorized access to BGSU email account.

Reminder
At no time will the Office of the CIO, Information Technology Services (ITS) or the Technology Support Center (TSC) ask for your username/password in this form or with an email message.

DISCLAIMER:   Information Security Advisories and related resources provide technical and administrative advice to protect sensitive information on the University network and to help BGSU comply with regulations pertaining to information security.  Failure to comply with these advisories may directly or indirectly increase the risk of exposure or compromise of sensitive University information.  These advisories and resources do not provide legal advice – contact the BGSU Office of General Counsel or other appropriate legal advisor for interpretations of regulations.