The campus has recently been targeted by malicious e-mails that appear to be attempts to gain user information by asking recipients to login to a spoofed e-mail login page. Individuals who received these e-mails should simply delete the messages. The campus IT Security Office is taking steps to block connections from campus to this phishing site.
Following is a sample message:
From: University of Colorado
Date: Thu, Mar 15, 2012 at 1:51 PM
Subject: Important Account Maintenance
Welcome to University of Colorado
We have just received an e-mail network maintenance.
If you want to continue sending and receiving e-mail. You should
immediately re-login to your account.
Click here to login to your account.
The inconvenience, we apologize. Your safety is very important to us.
Email Security Team
If you ever have questions about the legitimacy of a message, you are welcome to contact the IT Service Center at email@example.com 303-735-4357(5-HELP from a campus phone). Phone help is available 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.