Sunday, May 11, 2008

New SPAM attacks

ITR wish to advise the JCU Community of another attempted SPAM incident.Investigation thus far have identified non-jcu email accounts delivering large quantities of SPAM emails with a reply or forwarding address set to legitimate JCU email addresses. The scope of this attack at this time appears to be limited with only minor impact, resulting in a user's inbox being filled with emails with the subject line similar to "postmaster email bounce".

If you believe that you have been subject to this type of SPAM attack please contact ITR Operations staff immediately. Contact details are:

Operations
Information Technology & Resources
James Cook University Townsville Qld 4811
Phone: +61 7 4781 4225 Fax: +61 7 4781 5230 Email: operator@jcu.edu.au

ITR Email Administrators are continuing their investigations into this and other recent Phishing attacks and will continue to monitor the email services and servers with our vendor Mirapoint and information security with AusCERT.

Please be aware of Account and Computer Security and the Computer Viruses Guide.

DO NOT respond to requests to PROVIDE ACCOUNT AND PASSWORD DETAILS via email. Please report such requests to InfoHelp.

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