The campus has recently been targeted by malicious e-mails that appear to be attempts to steal usernames and passwords. One such phishing e-mail urges campus account owners to "confirm your identity by Upgrading to our new server." These e-mails are not authentic. If you receive one, do not click on the link in the e-mail. Individuals who received this e-mail should simply delete the message.
If you responded to this phishing attempt and submitted user information into the site that opened, that person should contact the IT Service Center during regular business hours at 303-735-4357 (5-HELP from a campus phone).
Following is a sample message:
From: CULink Selfcare [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, June 17, 2013 10:04 AM
To: [Recipient removed]
Subject: CULink-Email Support (KMMG8776GDM)
DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.
We just confirmed that you have not upgrade to the new web-mail version. We have re-set our server to serve you more better and consistently. Please help us confirm your identity by Upgrading to our new server Sign on<http://www.[REMOVED]/colorado.htm>
Failure to upgrade to the new mail server may result to your e-mail being inactive, incoming message(s) will be bounced back to the sender immediately
Thank you for being a valued customer,
MyCUInfo IT Service Desk
Although the university uses technology to block malicious e-mails and phishing websites, this technology is no substitute for being a conscientious Internet user. You can report messages that you believe might be phishing attempts by going to www.colorado.edu/oit/it-security/phishing-emails/report-suspicious-messages. There you will also find a link to a site that lists recently reported phishing attempts (www.colorado.edu/oit/it-security/email-phishing).
If you ever have questions about the legitimacy of a message, you are welcome to contact the IT Service Center at email@example.com or 303-735-4357(5-HELP from a campus phone). E-mail and phone help is available Mondays through Thursdays, 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.; Fridays 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.; and Saturdays and Sundays, noon to 6:00 p.m. Learn more at www.colorado.edu/oit/service-center.