Many people received an e-mail earlier today claiming to be an important Blackboard message. The e-mail had a subject of “Important Message.” or “New Important Message.” and looked like the example below.
The link included in the message was directed to a malicious site that requests your username and password. IT Security has contacted the appropriate parties in order for them to remove the malicious site.
If you still have an e-mail in your inbox with the subject of “Important Message.” or “New Important Message.”, please delete the e-mail.
If you have already visited the site and entered your username and password, please change your password as soon as possible at https://samweb.shsu.edu, by clicking on the IT@Sam menu, then on Account Password Change.
Please contact the Service Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or (936) 294-1950 should you have any questions, concerns, or trouble resetting your password.
We have noticed several inbound e-mails with an attachment of the following format: username_severalnumbers.zip. This attachment name changes with each e-mail received. Our System Administrator team has blocked this e-mail from being delivered moving forward. Please delete the message without opening it if you have received one.
Windows workstation patches will be released on 4/13. Some of these patches may require your workstation to reboot. Please be sure that you save all work and log out of your workstation before you leave for the weekend.
If you have any questions, please contact the Service Desk at x4-1950.
Identity Finder is a tool designed to protect your personal data, such as credit card numbers, passwords, birth date, social security number, bank account numbers and even telephone numbers. It does this by looking for sensitive information on your computer and on our network.
We suggest you take a few moments this semester to run this program. Most of us will be surprised at how much of our personal information is sitting on our office computers, S drive and T drive folders.
Please load the Wizard and follow the instructions on screen. Identity Finder will ask you if you would like to encrypt or shred each file that contains the personal data that you were searching for. If you know you won’t need it again just shred the sensitive data and there will be a lessened risk in case your account is compromised.
Read our guide that further explains Identity Finder
Cyber Security Awareness sessions are scheduled for the the entire month of October. Please join us.
Up this week:
- Laptop and Travel Preparation for faculty and staff on 10/12/10 at 4pm in Olson Auditorium (AB4, 220).
- Copyright Infringement for students on 10/13/10 at 2pm in Olson Auditorium (AB4, 220).